Cheap Hotel and B&B near Glasgow SECC
Places to Stay close to SECC Conference and Exhibition Centre G3 8YW.
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Scotland’s largest exhibition centre is called Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). Located in Finnieston, Glasgow, SECC is predominantly known for the spectacular concerts that it hosts on a regular basis.
Are you planning to attend a concert or an event in Glasgow’s SECC? Various cheap hotels and accommodation opportunities are located close to the exhibition centre, facilitating the access of visitors and giving them affordable, yet comfortable overnight stay options. Many establishments offer free car parking, free Wifi and a free breakfast in the morning as well.
The History of SECC Glasgow
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Getting to the SECC
The History of SECC in Glasgow
The original exhibition centre building opened doors in 1985, and since then it has seen several renovations and expansions. Hall 1 hosted its first concert back in 1985. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra performed immediately after the opening of the main building. Through the years, the halls have hosted a range of concerts and events, including performances by Bolshoi Theatre Ballet, Luciano Pavarotti and rock star Bryan Adams.
Clyde Auditorium, a new building, was completed in 1997, adding 3000 new seats to the capacity of SECC. The Queens Dock 2 expansion project incorporated the creation of the 12,500 seat SSE Hydro, which was completed in September 2013. SSE Hydro is set to host MTV Europe Music Awards in November 2014.
Cheap Accommodation - Where Should I Stay ?
Are you looking for cheap properties in the vicinity of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre ? Various inexpensive accommodation options, including cheap hotels, b&b's, apartments and motels, are located conveniently nearby.
The three-star Campanile Glasgow is one of the most popular accommodation spots near the conference and exhibition centre. It features a free car parking, modern guest rooms and a location just off junction 19 of the M8 motorway. A charming family-run hotel is located only a mile away from the Glasgow city centre, opposite Kelvingrove Park. Argyll Hotel is a walking distance away from the SECC and the Exhibition Centre Rail Station.
Devoncove Hotel Glasgow is another three-star accommodation opportunity. This is a boutique hotel that has a free parking lot and is located conveniently close to Kelvingrove Park. Finally, if you really need the most affordable Glasgow SECC accommodation, you may consider Victorian House. The hotel offers a variety of accommodation possibilities, all of them at very affordable prices.
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Getting to the Convention Center
You have several possibilities to choose among in terms of getting to SECC Glasgow. Glasgow Prestwick Airport is located only a 45-minute drive away. The international airport GLA, which is located closer to the city, provides easy access from a medley of European and North American destinations.
Railway access to Glasgow is available from most of the big UK cities. Glasgow Central Station is the one that connects the city to a number of prominent UK destinations, while Queen Street Station is the one servicing trains from central and northern Scotland. Are you looking for ways to get from Glasgow Central Station to the conference center ? Scotrail is one of the most convenient options and it leaves the station every 10 minutes from platform 17, lower level.
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Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)
Name : Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)
See also : Hotels and Cheap B&B's near Edinburgh EICC.
Location : to the west of central Glasgow Scotland Hotels, on the north bank of the River Clyde in the Stobcross area of the city.
The nearest airport is Glasgow's International Airport, located less than 15 minutes drive by direct motorway link from the city centre. Both Prestwick and Edinburgh's Turnhouse airport are other options.
Address : Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW, Scotland, United Kingdom
Parking : a multi-storey car parking is located at the SECC, at 10 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, G3 8YW.
Postcode district : G3
Region : West Central Lowlands
Tel : +44 141 248 3000
Capacity : 22,355 sqm, and 5 main exhibition halls
Owned : by SEC Ltd
Opened : in 1985
Nearest Hotels : to the west of the city centre near Exhibition Centre railway station.
Nearby Attractions and Sights G3 8YW area
Clyde Arc Bridge or Squinty Bridge (Finnieston, River Clyde, Glasgow, Scotland): bridge spanning the River Clyde, connecting Finnieston with Govan. The surrounding area becomes a spectacular colorful scene in the evening.
IMAX Theatre (Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, G51 1EA, Scotland): one of the world's largest cinema screens next to the Science Centre.
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel (100 Pointhouse Place, G3 8RS, Scotland (West End)): museum displaying Motorbikes, Trams, Cars, Steam Trains and Models of Ships (The Hood, and the Queen Mary). There is also a ship moored behind the museum which is free to board.
The Mackintosh House (82 Hillhead Street, Scotland (West End)): home of Charles Mackintosh, the turn-of-the-century Scottish architect and artist. The House combined with the Art Gallery are well worth a visit.