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The XVIth Warrior are based in the Clubhouse
The XVIth Warriors
Glasgow visitors’ guide

The following pages contain information which you might need to have a great trip to Glasgow. 
Information is currently being updated as at May 2017, but timetables, prices, etc. may change. It’s worthwhile checking the relevant websites beforehand. 

If there is anything else you need to know, just contact us at xvithwarrior@mail.com, via Twitter @TheXVIthWarrior or via Facebook www.facebook.com/TheXVIthWarrior

Come visit us too in the Clubhouse on game day. We look forward to meeting you all! 

Scotstoun Stadium

The stadium is located in Danes Drive, Scotstoun, in the west of Glasgow. It has a main stand, north stand with smaller temporary east and west stands. These all offer covered seated accommodation. In season 2016/17 a community stand has been introduced in the North West corner.  This houses children, young people and their families who are participating in rugby competitions pre-match and during the half time interval. Occasionally standing is available.

Tickets can be purchased through www.scottishrugby.org or by telephone.  They are usually posted or print at home but there are also ticket collections on match days. Currently most games are sold out before the day so there are usually no ticket sales but check out www.glasgowwarriors.org for up-to-date information.  The ticket office is a the corner of the main and east stands. 

There is a clubhouse at the north east corner of the stadium. It usually opens about ninety minutes or so before the game. Facilities are basic, but the company is great!
The bar serves a range of beers as well as cider, ginger beer and wine. Soft drinks and water are also available. Grab a bargain curry and a pint/ prosecco for £10.
Everyone is welcome, it doesn't matter which stand you are seated in (but under-18s are only allowed until 10pm) so come along and meet the XVIth Warriors and other fans before and after the game.

Pre game, there is lots going on including community rugby matches, an outdoor Kids’ Zone with inflatables, meet the players, including in the Club house and Bothy, visiting bands or music, etc. You can also watch the players warm up.

There are catering and beverage outlets around the ground and in the main and north stands: serving for example hot dogs, burgers, chicken, chips and the famous Warriors pies as well as hot, cold and alcoholic drinks.

There are also first aiders in attendance at the games and they will be seen walking around.  If you lose something or someone then report to the main reception which is found by the main and east stands.

Post game, there is an opportunity for photographs/ selfies with the players and autographs at the corner of the east/ main stand. Supporters often gather back in the Clubhouse after the game and often there is a coach and player to review the game.

Scotstoun Stadium main stand


Rail travel 

Travelling from the city centre, take westbound trains from Glasgow Central Station Low Level or Queen St. Station Low Level. Monday to Saturday, trains run from both stations every half hour.The journey to Jordanhill station takes about eleven minutes and to Scotstounhill, another two minutes.The walk to the stadium is around ten to fifteen minutes. If you are in the west end, Partick or Hyndland stations may be more convenient. Trains from the city centre stop at these stations about every half hour and journey times to Jordanhill and Scotstounhill  are a bit less than from the city centre.

For timetables, etc. see www.scotrail.co.uk or download the Scotrail app
Sometimes they suggest changing at Hyndland but usually better to change at Partick when heading back into Glasgow.

There is also the SPT Journey planner found at http://www.spt.co.uk/ which will help you plan your journey. This links to www.travelinescotland.com

Road Travel to Glasgow
There are extensive roadworks on some of the main routes into Glasgow such as M8, M74 and M73  See http://www.transport.gov.scot/project/m8-m73-m74-motorway-improvements
 For roadworks,incidents and delays see http://trafficscotland.org/roadworks/

Parking - there is no parking at the stadium. There are Park and Ride facilities at Partick station or Kelvinbridge. Be aware that there is a parking exclusion zone in the streets surrounding the stadium which allows only permit holders on events days and this area is regularly patrolled by traffic wardens.

Bus
First Bus services run frequently from the city centre and the west end. First bus runs on an EXACT FARE system, so make sure you have plenty of change. A FirstDAY (travel for 1 day any number of times) ticket currently costs £4.50 in Glasgow City or you could get a return ticket. Alternatively you can download their app FirstBus or ticket app FirstBus mTickets

Number 2:  You can get the bus at McDonalds beside Central Station and then it turns up Hope Street (beside Ad-Lib at the stop beside Bothwell Street) then turns at St Vincent Street and then onto Dumbarton Road. Goes via Partick and can take 25-30 mins depending on time of day.

Number 3:  Both stop at the same stop as the number 2. The number 3 do not turn at St Vincent Street but turn onto Bath Street. The 3 then joins onto Sauchiehall Street via Berkeley Street and then joins onto Dumbarton Road at the Kelvingrove Art Galleries.. The  bus will take about 25/30 mins depending on traffic

Number 4X: is a new express bus which stops at the same stops at the same stops as the Number 1's below.  However it turns up at Westlands Drive at Victoria Drive  and terminates at Knightswood.  You can get off by the rounabout at the end of Danes Drive

Number 1, 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D: You can get these buses from McDonald's beside Central Station or any of the stops between Central station and Marriotrt Hotel on Argyll Street.  They take about 10 mins The timings of all the buses vary depending on the time of day but mostly every 10/20 mins


Taxi
If there are two or three of you, a taxi could be a good option. From the city centre, the fare is £12 - £13 and from the west end, £8 - £9. There is a drop off and pick up point beside the ticket office within the grounds of the Scotstoun complex.  Taxis arrive around 15 minutes after the end of games.

For example

Glasgow Taxis 0141 429 7070
Hampden Cars 0141 649 5555

Accommodation in Glasgow is plentiful. Here is a small selection, from guest houses and hostels to luxury hotels, at various prices. Check out their websites , as special offers are often available.All are  in the city centre and are within walking distance of the main railway stations and convenient for transport, restaurants, bars, shopping and other attractions. Just decide how much you’re worth!

£ - Inexpensive /££ - Budget/- £££- Reasonable ££££ -Upmarket/£££££ -Posh, but you’re worth it!

easyHotel -£ 
£ 1 Hill Street. In the City Centre, about 5 mins walk from Buchanan Bus station and 10 mins from Queen Street. No frills at it's most basic. Remember to clear your browser before booking as this can add as much as £20 to the price!

Brunswick Merchant City Hotel -£ Brunswick St. Merchant City.  The Brunswick is a modern hotel with many different rooms and unique architecture. It is located in Merchant City, close to George Square and a short walk from both main railway stations.

McLays Guest House -£  Renfrew St.  In the heart of the city centre, just a few minutes’ walk from Sauchiehall Street .

Euro Hostel Glasgow  -£ Clyde St.  Offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour front desk. This modern hostel is just a 5-minute walk from Glasgow Central Station.

ibis Glasgow Centre -£ West Regent St.  2 minutes from Sauchiehall Street, Ibis Glasgow Centre is a short walk from Princes Square Shopping Centre. It features a 24-hour front desk and a modern restaurant.

Artto Hotel -££ Hope St. The Artto Hotel offers free WiFi and an Indian restaurant. The hotel is opposite Glasgow Central Railway Station.

Premier Inn Glasgow City -££ George St.  With a restaurant, this Premier Inn offers a 24-hour front desk and hearty breakfasts. Queen St. Station is five minute’s walk away and Glasgow Central Station is just 10minutes away.

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre- ££ Argyle Street  This Premier Inn features a coffee shop and 24-hour front desk. The hotel is just a 10-minute walk from Glasgow Central Station.

The Merchant City Inn -££Virginia St. The privately owned 3-star Merchant City Inn is set in the centre of Glasgow, in a secluded street adjacent to Argyle Street and 2 minutes' walk from George Square.

Jurys Inn Glasgow -£££ Jamaica St. Overlooking the River Clyde, Jurys Inn is in the city centre, next to Glasgow Central Station.

The Z Hotel -£££ North Frederick St. In the city centre beside George Square and 200 metres from Queen Street Station, The Z Hotel Glasgow features compact and luxury accommodation in a contemporary design.

Premier Inn -£££Buchanan Galleries  In the heart of Glasgow, this Premier Inn is just 5 minutes’ walk from the Theatre Royal and the Gallery of Modern Art. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, modern rooms and a Thyme Restaurant.

citizen M - ££££Corner of Renfrew St. and Hope St. citizen M Glasgow is located 400 metres from Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall. It offers stylish, modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, a cocktail bar, a designer lobby and a 24-hour canteen.

Apex - ££££ Bath St. Opened in September 2015, in the heart of Glasgow's city centre, this boutique-style hotel offers free WiFi. There is good access to the M8 motorway, a few minutes' drive away.

Millennium Hotel Glasgow- ££££ George Square This 4-star, central Glasgow hotel is located on George Square next to Glasgow Queen Street Station. It has a brasserie serving Loch Fyne seafood and Scottish produce.

Radisson Blu Hotel, £££££ Argyle St. A modern hotel opposite Glasgow Central  Station, featuring award-winning architecture. It has rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and free access to a nearby pool and gym.


Eating out

There are literally hundreds of restaurants to choose from, serving a range of dishes from all parts of the world. As well as the usual suspects – Pizza Hut, McDonalds, KFC- there are some excellent restaurants in the city with prices to suit every pocket. The £ signs indicate the average cost of a main course, but most of the ones shown have special lunch/ pre-theatre/ sharing or special daily menus. Most cater well for food allergies and intolerances and many have menus for these. Many have early evening offers during the week.  There are also many offers through Groupon, Itison and 5pm.com  For Fridays and Saturday evenings it is probably worth making a booking in advance.

For restaurant information go to www.peoplemakeglasgow.com/food

To give a rough idea of possible costs:  £ = Mains less than £10 / ££ = Mains between £10  and £20/ £££ = Mains more than  £20  



Merchant Square

Located in the heart of the bustling Merchant City, just minutes away from George Square and the Style Mile shopping district, sits Merchant Square is a hub of independent bars and restaurants all under one roof., Merchant Square is home to Bar Square, Beer CafĂ©, Fanellis, House, Mercado, Metropolitan, Arisaig, O’Neills and Boudoir Wine Bar. Merchant Square also has a spacious indoor courtyard where there is always something going on, from live sports on the big screen through to fashion shows, craft and design markets and even activities to keep the kids entertained.

Arisaig Albion St. Varied menu using Scottish produce.-££.

Cafe Gandolfi64 Albion St. Popular Glasgow restaurant. ££

City Merchant- 97 Candleriggs. Specialises in fish and traditional Scottish produce.  £ - £££

Cafe India29 Albion St. A popular Indian restaurant. -££.

Dhabba - 46 Candleriggs. Food from Northern India. -££.

Gandolfi Fish  84-86 Albion St. Sister to the above, specialising in fish and seafood. -££.

Hutchesons - in nearby Ingram Street specialising in steak and Scottish seafood £££

Sapporo – 2-6 Ingram St. Specialises in teppanyaki and sushi. -£ - ££.


Brian Maule - - 176 West Regent Street for a  unique dining experience with Scottish and French food £££

Brown’sGeorge Square. Specialises in steaks, but a varied menu.  -££.

La VitaQueen St./corner of George Square. Lively Italian restaurant. -£ -££.

Jamie’s ItalianGeorge Square. Part of Jamie Oliver’s chain. - ££.

Cafe AndaluzSt. Vincent Place.Spanish tapas restaurant. -£ -££.

Topolabamba  89 St. Vincent St. Mexican restaurant. -£ .

Amber Regent50 West Regent St. – Chinese food with regional specialities. -££ - £££

Bill’sWest Nile St. Steak and fish feature on the varied menu.  -££.

Carluccio’s West Nile St. Good Italian food. -£-££

Chaophraya Nelson Mandela Place. Thai food the speciality. -££ - £££

Rogano’s 11 Exchange Pl.  A Glasgow institution serving quality fish and seafood, although other dishes available. -££ - £££

Sarti’s42 Renfield St., 121 Bath St., 133 Wellington St. Traditional Italian restaurant. -££.

Mussel Inn157 Hope St. Seafood specialities. -££.

Alston Bar and BeefGordon St. Entrance to Central Station. Steaks a speciality. -££-£££

Ho Wong82 York St. Popular Chinese restaurant. -££.

Dragon I - 311 Hope St.(opposite Theatre Royal). Asian fusion food. -££.

Waxy's Glasgow - 44 West George Street. Traditional pub grub. Our home from home! £
  

The Finnieston Restaurant and Bar-1125 Argyle St. Close to Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Trendy restaurant with varied menu. Fish a speciality. -££-£££

Oran Mor731-735 Great Western Rd. Corner of Byres Rd. .Housed in a former church. -££.

Stravaigin 28 Gibson St. A Michelin Bib Gourmand winner with Scottish produce and specialities. -££-£££.

The Wee Curry ShopAshton Lane (off Byres Rd.).Indian dishes. -£-££.

The Bothy11 Ruthven Lane (off Byres Rd.).Scottish favourites with a twist. -££ - £££.

Crabshakk 1114 Argyle St.Close to Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Scottish-caught seafood. -£-££.

Tony Macaroni – 4-6 Byres Rd. Italian favourites. -£-££.

Two Fat Ladies88 Dumbarton Rd. Fish and seafood specialities. -££.

Roastit Bubbly jocks454 Dumbarton Rd. As Scottish as the name suggests.  -£-££.

Ubiquitous Chip - - 12 Ashton Lane renowed restaurant  with Scottish cuisine ££


The Three Craws - 501 Crow Road, a popular spot for a meal & drink pre games, though gets busy so reserve a table - £

The Sisters 512 Crow Rd. (beside Jordanhill Station).Varied menu using Scottish produce. -£

Neelim 1590 Dumbarton Rd. Indian food, reasonably priced. -£.

The Wee Lochan340 Crow Rd. A short walk from Jordanhill Station . Scottish dishes with Scottish ingredients. -££.

 Pubs and Bars

In Glasgow, there are hundreds! There are none really close to the ground, but you will be warmly welcomed at the Clubhouse in the stadium.

City centre

Waxy O’Connor’s next to Queen St. Station and a great friend of Glasgow Warriors. Very rugby-friendly and where supporters watch away games. Please be advised that age restrictions apply.

Scotia Bar – 112 Stockwell St. Claims to be oldest pub in Glasgow (as do several others).Real “Glasgow” pub with real Glasgow welcome.Live music at weekends.

Bon AccordNorth St. (near Mitchell Library)-great selection of real ales.

Horseshoe Bar 17 Drury St.  A Glasgow legend (reputedly longest bar in Europe).

O’Neill’s 71-73 Albion St. Irish pub.’ Nuff said !

The Pot Still - 154 Hope Street - popular for sampling whisky

Walkabout 128 Renfield St. Australian – themed pub.

West end

The Crafty Pig  -  508 Great Western Road - Offical Fanzone of Glasgow Warriors sometimes with buses to the ground from here

Oran Mor Great Western Rd. /corner of Byres Rd. A variety of bars.

Tennent’s 191 Byres Rd. /corner of Highburgh Rd. Traditional pub.

Brew Dog1397 Argyle St.Opposite Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Famous for its craft beers.

The Lismore – 206 Dumbarton Rd. Part of the Whisky Trail with a huge range of whiskies available.


Other

The Old School House - 287 - 315 Woodlands Road, one of The XVIth Warrior fanzones.  



Nightclubs

Viper West End

Free entry with your match day ticket! You can call ahead to get yourself on the guestlist and book a booth ahead of time.

Sightseeing

There is a lot to see and do around Glasgow. One of the best tips is to take the open-topped bus tour which leaves from George Square such as www.citysightseeingglasgow.co.uk who have 21 bus stops and offer 9 languages with 1 or 2 day tickets. This will help you get your bearings and you can hop-on and hop-off as you wish. Or just wander through the city. There is a lot to see, hear and do. Enjoy !!



Some highlights

Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery – free entry, great for children from two to ninety-two.

Gallery of Modern Art – check out the statue of Wellington outside, with his iconic traffic cone!

Glasgow Cathedral, Provand’s Lordship and Eastern Necropolis – the small beginnings of a great city.

Riverside Museum – Transport of all types through the ages. Sailing ship ”Glenlee” alongside.

Science Centre and I-Max – a whole world of discovery.

Botanic Gardens – beautiful gardens and exotic greenhouse plants.

People’s Palace - great exhibitions about the history and people of Glasgow.

The Tall Ship- The UK's only floating Clydebuilt sailing ship

Glasgow University and Hunterian Museum – huge collection of artefacts in the museum and the architecture  and history of the university is worth exploring.

Tennents' Visitors Centre - Wellpark brewery, 161 Duke Street to find out more about 450 years of brewing tradition.

Maps

City Centre



Merchant City





West End



Scotstoun 


We hope you enjoy your time in our city! 





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