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    Get on your marks for the 2018 European Championships

    Sports fans across the world are eagerly awaiting the 2018 European Championships, due to be hosted across the two cities of Glasgow, Scotland and Berlin, Germany from 2nd to 12th August 2018. Aquatics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing, Triathlon and new Golf European Team Championships will take place in Glasgow while Athletics will take place in the German capital.

    The event commences a new multi-sport event which will take place every four years.  It should be noted, however, that this competition is not connected to the European Games which is operated by the European Olympic Committees. Over one billion viewers are expected to watch the energetic performances from athletes which will be broadcast across the continent on Freeview channels and the Eurosport network on television.

    No matter if you are taking part or simply want to spectate, Glasgow has thrilling venues that are sure to attract thousands to watch their heroes compete and battle it out for an illustrious medal. Since hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2014, Glasgow has had a lasting legacy with many modern and well-appointed sporting venues being frequently used for high profile events and competitions.

    Stay in a hotel near the 2018 European Championships with Fraser Suites Glasgow. Indulge in luxury surroundings in the heart of the Merchant City district where you’ll be within walking distance from transport connections, restaurants, bars and shops in addition to cultural museums and exhibitions.

    Schedule of events

    The Championships kick off on 3rd August bringing a wealth of sporting greats to the city to compete in various sports.

    If you’re an aquatics fan, take a deep breath and dive into the electric atmosphere of the 72-medal aquatic events. Scheduled to take place across the city, spectators can purchase tickets to watch competitions at Tollcross International Swimming Centre such as women’s and men’s 400m medley and freestyle competitions. Or, for a more graceful spectating, travel the short distance from the city centre to the west end’s Scotstoun Sports Campus for synchronised swimming.

    Open water swimming is also included in the competition programme where you can watch the un-ticketed 5km men and female heats – this is a free occasion, therefore fans can turn up on the day to watch the event. Stand by the shores of breath-taking Loch Lomond amongst stunning scenery and get involved in a great day out. Not far from Glasgow, in the capital city of Edinburgh, diving competitions will be held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

    For those who enjoy two-wheeled sports, Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome will be the focus for the cycling track events, while road races will be held on the city’s streets passing by famous landmarks. Further BMX track and bike trail events will be held at Cathkin Braes.

    The iconic SSE Hydro will be the focus of the gymnastics competitions where the best European gymnasts will be battling it out for a medal. As one of the most modern arenas in the world, spectators will enjoy a premium view of all the action, while being amongst fantastic facilities. Triathlon and rowing will take place on the outskirts of the city at Strathclyde Country Park, while Golf fans can get up close to their idols at Gleneagles resort, the venue of the 2014 Ryder Cup.

    Stay close to all the action

    In searching for accommodation and hotels near the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, make life easier by being centrally located in the city centre. After a long day of spectating and cheering on your sporting heroes, retire to your luxury serviced apartment at Fraser Suites Glasgow to enjoy your fully furnished residence. Comprised of integrated living, dining, kitchen and bedroom areas, all apartments come fully equipped with five-star in-room amenities which include flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and all the amenities you need for a home away from home.

    Our guests can enjoy daily breakfast, daily housekeeping services, 24/7 reception and concierge services and a fully equipped gym. Guests are delighted to find that our great city centre location in the stunning Merchant City district makes us one of the best choices for accommodation in the city due to our close walking distance to the main shopping streets and malls, a variety of bars, restaurants featuring cuisines from around the world and nightlife. Or if you would prefer to stay in to relax and cook yourself a homemade meal, make use of our modern and well-equipped kitchenette facilities available in all suites.

    While in the city, explore renowned sights such as Glasgow University, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, People’s Palace and Glasgow Science Centre. There are also open top bus tours and guided walk’s that you book and explore more of the city. Our front desk staff will be delighted to help plan your transport or give directions the 2018 European Championships venues. Five minutes on foot will take you to Glasgow Central train station while subway and bus connections are also nearby.

    Be rewarded for your visit

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    Round up your friends, family or partner and plan your stay at our hotel near the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow. Book your luxury serviced apartment in Glasgow with Fraser Suites now.