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Season 5 Travel Tips. [GLASGOW]
« on: March 23, 2011, 10:45:03 AM »


The Scottish Amateur Poker Championship will be held at the Gala Casino, Merchant City - Glasgow

Date: 30th & 31st July 2011 (Saturday & Sunday)

Casino Address:
Merchant City,
16-18 Glassford Street
Glasgow G1 1UL

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Prices: All prices are averages based on a 3 night stay (Friday/Saturday/Sunday)...midweek prices are likely to be slightly less per night.




Merchant City Inn
52 Virginia Street , Glasgow G1 1TY

Distance: Approx: 0.1 miles (2 minutes walk)

Single Rates: c.£55 pn (Semi-Flexible)
Double Rates: c.£80 pn (Semi-Flexible)  
Twin Rates: c.£70 pn (Semi-Flexible)  

Breakfast: Room rates are quoted in £sterling and inclusive of Full Scottish breakfast
Parking: None

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Holiday Inn Express - Glasgow City Centre, Riverside
122 Stockwell Street, Glasgow, G1 4LW

Distance: Approx: 0.2 miles (4 minutes walk)

Double Rates: c.£61 pn  
Twin Rates: c.£61 pn

Breakfast: Continental - Included
Parking: The closest car park is diagonally opposite the hotel. 24 hours parking costs £5 (1/2011).

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Jurys Inn - Glasgow
80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, G1 4QG

Distance: Approx: 0.5 miles (9 minutes walk)

Double Rates: c.£80 pn  
Twin Rates: c.£80 pn

Breakfast: N/K
Parking: N/K

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The Brunswick Hotel
106 - 108, Brunswick Street , Glasgow, G1 1TF

Distance: Approx: 0.2 miles (3 minutes walk)

Double Rates: c.£65 pn  
Twin Rates: c.£65 pn

Breakfast: Included
Parking: N/K

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Premier Inn - Glasgow City Centre (George Square)
187 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1YU

Distance: Approx: 0.4 miles (7 minutes walk)

Double Rates: c.£50 pn via Hotel Site (Advance booking) / c.£70 (Semi-Flexible)  

Breakfast: N/K
Parking: N/K

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Please note that I am not personally recommending or endorsing any of these. As always, if in any doubt, do your own research and check review sites such as TripAdvisor or read the reviews on your chosen booking site.

Paulie.
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Re: Season 5 Travel Tips. [GLASGOW]
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2011, 12:57:26 PM »
I"m thinking of sticking to my eco-friendly travelling for this one and catching the train again.

Virgin Trains go direct from London Euston in approx 4hrs-5hrs.  The casino is a stones throw from Glasgow Central Station, so no parking/airport taxi hassles.

Tickets go on sale 12 weeks in advance (which is from next week).  It might be worth sorting a group booking, if there was enough people from the South, who fancy a poker weekend in Glasgow.

Even if there"s just 2/3/4 who fancy it, might aswell book together so we could have a table and play a bit of chinese poker on the way up/back.

I was planning on catching a Friday mid/late afternoon train, and be on an early one back on the Monday.

Not sure if the Virgin Trains stop at all of these stations, but here"s the rough route if anyone wanted to join en route.

London Euston
Watford
Milton Keynes
Rugby
Tamworth
Crewe
Warrington
Wigan
Preston
Carlisle
Glasgow Central


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Re: Season 5 Travel Tips. [GLASGOW]
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011, 13:03:16 PM »
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Re: Season 5 Travel Tips. [GLASGOW]
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2011, 13:34:19 PM »
Earlier time suits me also, and Holiday Inn Express is my hotel of choice.

I"m assuming it will be easier to book through Virgin Trains on the phone to guarantee seating arrangements ?

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Re: Season 5 Travel Tips. [GLASGOW]
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2011, 13:39:08 PM »


I"m assuming it will be easier to book through Virgin Trains on the phone to guarantee seating arrangements ?



Probably...or one person makes the booking online and we ship it between us.
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Re: Season 5 Travel Tips. [GLASGOW]
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2011, 14:02:08 PM »
Interested, though also considering the 11.50pm-7.20am sleeper on Fri night.

£24.50 for a reclining seat; £53.50 for a berth.
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Re: Season 5 Travel Tips. [GLASGOW]
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2011, 15:11:02 PM »
I"ll join the party at Warrington (probably)

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Re: Season 5 Travel Tips. [GLASGOW]
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2011, 16:12:36 PM »
Will need to remind them to open the gates at the border , mind you the site of you lot comming , they will maybe padlock them lol , looking forward to a great weekend for my 40th
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Re: Season 5 Travel Tips. [GLASGOW]
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2011, 16:56:38 PM »
I am flying up on friday 29th from Stanstead 8.50am, return monday 1st 1.55pm £55.98 return, hand luggage only

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Re: Season 5 Travel Tips. [GLASGOW]
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2011, 18:03:19 PM »
I might let the train take the strain again. I enjoyed the trip up and back to Newcastle.



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Re: Season 5 Travel Tips. [GLASGOW]
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2011, 18:08:48 PM »
I considered flying but taking everything into account (parking & Glasgow taxis etc) it usually works out about the same...so the only issue is time (for me).

A leisurely train trip suits me much better....and I don"t have to get up at OMG o"clock to travel to the airport.
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Re: Season 5 Travel Tips. [GLASGOW]
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2011, 19:12:09 PM »
1 x bus to Bothwell St 747 about £4.50
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Re: Season 5 Travel Tips. [GLASGOW]
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2011, 10:40:48 AM »
I could catch the train up and would have to change at Crewe so could join there. was going to give this one a miss to be honest but meh, maybe I will go.
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Re: Season 5 Travel Tips. [GLASGOW]
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2011, 18:42:22 PM »
If you split your trip like this London-Manchester-Glasgow you will usually find that cheaper than a direct return, although you will be on the same train.

You can also use www.megabus.com for the train from Manchester to Glasgow and this is on the virgin trains at a fraction of the virgin fare.

eastcoast.co.uk is another rail company that do some great discounts.

Hope to see loads of you up here, and bring yer wallets and drinking heids!
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Re: Season 5 Travel Tips. [GLASGOW]
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2011, 22:19:35 PM »
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