A Guide To The Commonwealth Games

iStock_glasgowThe 2014 Commonwealth games will be held in Glasgow, Scotland. Promising to be a vibrant and exciting sporting event, the nation will be preparing to welcome sporting royalty from all over the Commonwealth from the 23rd of July until the 3rd of August. The Commonwealth Games are comprised of 17 different sports including running, shooting, rugby and gymnastics and numerous family and community events. Travelling to Scotland for this world class event is a once in a lifetime opportunity and luckily Travelodge is on board to provide visitors with comfortable and convenient accommodation. If you plan on travelling to Glasgow here’s our guide to enjoying The Commonwealth Games.

1. Tickets

The best way to buy tickets is on The Commonwealth Games website. Luckily more seats have recently become available at an affordable price. Adult tickets start at £15 and very few tickets are above £25. Tickets also include any public transport on the day, making it easy to get to and from the event. Picking out your Commonwealth potential highlights is a great way to start selecting. The Opening Ceremony will be a grand event full of national and international pride whilst the Closing Ceremony will be a celebration of everything the athletes have achieved.

2. The Queen’s Baton Relay

The Commonwealth Games cover a diverse array of disciplines. The Queen’s Baton Relay has travelled and is still travelling through over 70 nations in 288 days. The finish line is in Glasgow just before the start of The Commonwealth Games from the 20th to the 22nd of July. Cheering the arrival of the baton is the perfect way to get into the spirit. You can also track the progress of the baton on the website and find out if it’s passing through your home town.

3. Culture

The whole nation will be celebrating The Commonwealth Games and you can find numerous events around Scotland to participate in. Highlights include an exhibition of The Commonwealth’s gifts to The Queen in Edinburgh, a vintage festival in Glasgow during the end of July and numerous musical, theatrical and dance events.

4. Eating and Drinking

There are plenty of places to eat and drink in Glasgow. The Commonwealth Games is set over 14 different venues including one athletes village but feel free to venture outside the games arena to find something really tasty. If you fancy Italian food head to Fratelli Sarti which has three different restaurants across Glasgow or Mother India for a fantastic curry. For a bit of post games celebration head to The Pot Still for a massive drink selection or Boteco Do Brazil for something slightly more exotic!

 

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