World Pipe Band Championships

Highland Fling: 15% OFF during the World Pipe Band Championships

The weather’s (just about) holding up in Glasgow this year so why not make the most of it with a short break to our fair city? There’s extra reason to this week, with a 15% discount being offered to all those who book directly through our website and are coming to enjoy the famous, World Pipe Band Championships! Just use the code BAGPIPE15 to receive your discount at the time of booking and get ready for some traditional Scottish fun.

There’s an absolute bucket-load of things to see and do on the day for adults and children alike, but we recommend you start your stay with a little relaxation. We serve a full cooked breakfast, along with fresh juices and cereals, in our contemporary breakfast room. There’s nothing like someone else doing the cooking for a change – so make the most of it!

Our location is perfect for visiting the Championships. You can choose to either take in the city sights by strolling your way there along the Clyde, or hop on a train from Anderston, just a 5-minute walk away, and be dropped at the doorstep of the event. Once you’re there, you’ll find a real buzz about one of Glasgow’s best-loved greenspaces, Glasgow Green. The weekend-long event takes over the place, offering plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained.

You can expect to see bands in traditional piping costume from all over the world flying in, competing to be crowned winners. The roar of the drums and giddy tunes from the pipers will have you toe-tapping along and, what’s more, you can watch the professionals in action too, as the World Highland Dancing Championships take place on site and are included in your ticket price. The Kidszone offers facepaints, puppet shows, games console, art, crafts and more so there’ll be no excuse for boredom! If you’ve left the car at home, relax as the sun goes down over the city and the winners take their place on the podium, before heading into the nearby Merchant City to some of the best restaurants Glasgow has to offer.

If you fancy something a little different this summer, book now with our exclusive discount, only available through the Albion Hotel website, and head up to see Scotland in full Highland-style swing!