Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland, known for its cool and modern atmosphere where everyone is welcome. In fact, it was voted the “friendliest city in the world”! Scotland as a whole is recognised worldwide for its inclusive nature and progressive LGBTQ legislation, and that openness is particularly apparent in Glasgow. Its vibrant LGBTQ scene includes Scotland's oldest gay bar and its biggest LGBTQ festival in the form of Glasgow Pride. Universities in the city help draw in a diverse and varied crowd, making Glasgow a modern yet still grounded city.
Recommended gay friendly hotels in Glasgow
GayMapper brings you a curated selection of accommodation gay destinations around the world, which are in preferred locations and are welcoming to LGBTQ+ travellers. Grab a great deal on your hotel stay when you book via GayMapper!
Glasgow Gay Scene
Glasgow's gay nightlife scene is centred around the Merchant City area, where there is a bar or club for any taste or preference. The venues here cater to a range of identities, fetishes, and themes, with plenty of events to keep you busy throughout your stay. You can even combine the history of the city into your night out by visiting Scotland oldest gay bar. If that wasn't enough, thanks to Glasgow's accepting nature, you'll be welcome in any other venue in the city so you're safe to explore and find your ideal night out.
Tours & Experiences in Glasgow
Make the most of your travels by pre-booking our popular tours and experiences. There's a whole range of options, from cultural and historical to food, drink and nightlife. Get under the skin of your destination, and book a tour or experience now.