Glasgow is Edinburgh’s edgier brother and our favourite place to stay when here is a Georgian townhouse, in the former red-light district. Once the clubhouse of the Royal Scottish Automobile Club, that spirit lives on in the hotel’s chandeliered common areas, while bedrooms feature a blood red lampshade in the window – a cheeky nod to the neighbourhood’s history.

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