There’s a wide range of options in Glasgow’s West End, with some particularly good offers on University Accommodation.
If you wish to arrive before the conference or stay on afterwards, you may book extra days at the conference rates while making your conference booking.
If you scroll to the foot of this document, you will find a map of the immediate neighbourhood, which is very clear, if not altogether to scale.
1. Very good value is CAIRNCROSS HOUSE, which is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main campus, through the Kelvingrove Park, along the Kelvin Way.
The price for a single room is £16.25 per person per night. Please note that breakfasts are not provided in Cairncross House, but there will be an ample supply of tea and coffee available in the shared kitchens. In the immediate vicinity are several cafes that serve breakfast, and there are further breakfast cafes close to the main campus.
Because CAIRNCROSS HOUSE is such good value, it is quickly booked up during the summer months. The Accommodation Office has, however, agreed to hold in reserve a generous block of rooms for this conference, but only until 17th April – after that date there is no guarantee this accommodation will still be available.
During termtime, this well-equipped modern building is a residence mainly for overseas postgraduates, and it has very up-to-date facilities. To read more about CAIRNCROSS HOUSE, and to see some pictures, just follow this link: http://www.cvso.co.uk/accommodation/residences/res_cairn.htm
To book into CAIRNCROSS HOUSE, please make direct contact with Ms Jean Allan, in the University Accommodation Offices, either by phone, or by email, or by letter. You may pay for your booking by credit or debit card over the telephone, or by cheque drawn on a UK bank in GDP. When posting out a receipt, Jean will also send a map of the neighbourhood, with access details from the major stations and airports.
Contact: Ms Jean Allan Glasgow, University Residential Services, 73 Great George Street, GLASGOW G12 RH8
telephone: (0141) 330 4116
2. Also reasonably close to the main campus, approximately 20 to 25 minutes walk away, are the QUEEN MARGARET HALLS, a modern complex set in a leafy Victorian neighbourhood, where you can have en suite accommodation, singles and doubles, and where breakfast is served.
The price of a single room at QUEEN MARGARET HALLS is £30.99 per person per night (including breakfast); the charge for a double room is £47.70 per night.
To read more about QUEEN MARGARET HALLS and see some pictures, just follow this link: http://www.cvso.co.uk/accommodation/residences/res_qmr.htm
Again, conference participants may book directly through Ms Jean Allan, and bookings may be paid for by debit or credit card over the telephone, or by a cheque drawn on a UK bank in GDP. When posting out a receipt, Jean will also send a map of the neighbourhood, with access details from the major stations and airports.
Contact: Ms Jean Allan, Glasgow University Residential Services, 73 Great George Street, GLASGOW G12 RH8
telephone: (0141) 330 4116
Guest houses and hotels
There’s a good range of pleasant and reasonably-priced guest houses and small hotels in the West End, many within easy walking distance of the University Campus.
The University operates a hotel booking service, with a discounted price list. You may access it by following this link: http://www.cvso.co.uk/accommodation/hotels/hot_summary.htm
If you prefer to book independently, you’ll find a hotel booking service as part of a guide to the West End, together with much else that’s interesting, at http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk
For information about this year’s West End Festival, which runs from 8th to 24th June, you can access the festival programme at http://www.westendfestival.co.uk/
Finally, here is a map of the neighbourhood – useful for orienting yourself, even though not altogether to scale: