Glasgow Welcomes the World Irish Dance Championships 2016

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March 20-27, 2016 will mark the fourth time Glasgow has hosted the World Irish Dance Championships, which has brought colour and entertainment to the city. Here is your guide to the event and the city and don't forget to donwload your free guide at the bottom of the page! Starting with where to stay, the championships venue, things to see and do while in the city and more and why not stay in the know with all things Glasgow by following us on Facebook and Twitter

Where to stay in Glasgow

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We are the official accommodation provider for the World Irish Dance Championships 2016 and have negotiated specially discounted rates for you with a wide range of hotels.

Accommodation will be sold on a first come, first served basis and the published rates will be available until 31st January 2016.  Book now to avoid disappointment!

The WIDC 2016 Venue - Royal Concert Hall

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Situated in the heart of the city centre Glasgow is delighted to present the Royal Concert Hall as the perfect venue to host the World Irish Dance Championships in 2016.

Due for completion in summer 2015, the Concert Hall is expanding the existing performance areas and will benefit from three competition arenas within the same building ensuring you will have no shortage of space for families and friends to cheer you on to encourage a best ever performance!

What to do

In addition to the Championships competitors, officials and their families may want to get to know the city better.  Here are just some suggestions that could help do just that: 

Shopping

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Glasgow's Style Mile is home to an extraordinary concentration of malls, independent boutiques, designer stores, and one off-speciality shops to make it the UK's best place to shop outside of London's West End. Looking for the biggest brands? You'll find them in St Enoch CentreBuchanan StreetPrinces SquareBuchanan Galleries and Ingram Street, but if you're looking for something a little bit more unique then you'll find a whole trove of vintage goods in the West End's boutiques.

Food & Drink

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Glasgow’s food and drink scene is vibrant, with options available to suit all tastes and pockets. Travel magazine Wanderlust described it as an "impressive gastronomic scene", and you'll find it's firmly part of the city’s unique culture: coffee and cake while shopping, lunch in or nearby a museum, drinks before a gig, or dinner in one of the many exciting, diverse restaurants and all delivered with a warm welcome. Not sure where to start? Start with Yelp's 100 Best UK Restaurants and you'll find 12 of the city's top establishments ranking highly!

Museums and Galleries 

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Don't forget to mix it up while you're in Glasgow - the city has plenty of cultural experiences for you to explore and discover at a more leisurely pace. See the masterpieces of Glasgow's most famous architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, take a stroll in the majestic Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, or take the unique chance to step aboard The Tall Ship at The Riverside Museum, an icon of Glasgow's shipbuilding history.

Where To Go

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Glasgow is a compact city with great transport links, meaning it's easy to see the various districts and neighbourhoods of the city to see what they all have to offer. Take a moment to check out our Neighbourhoods and Districts page to explore the variety of what there is to see and do in Glasgow, from the bustling City Centre to the cultural quarter of the Merchant City.

Special Offers

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Click here to find out about the amazing offers we have available exclusively for you in the city. 

Useful Info

Get all the basic info you need for your visit to Glasgow from our useful info section.

All you need to know...

To make sure you don't miss out on the latest news from the Irish Dance Commission like their Facebook page here or visit their website.  

And so you don't miss out on the latest news and events happening in Glasgow, alongside exclusive competitions, offers and discounts, sign up to receive updates.  On Facebook? Like our page here and don't forget to tweet us too!  You can also download our guide to the event in Glasgow here

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