This escape pod on the Forth & Clyde Canal would guarantee a memorable staycation.

Glasgow canal staycations: rent a quirky converted oil rig rescue pod or a pretty Dutch barge near the city centre

With Euro 2020 set to arrive in Glasgow next week, here are a couple of the more unusual accommodation options the city offers.

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 5:35 pm

The Ava Rose is a converted oil rig rescue pod that sleep two, moored just outside the city at Bowling Harbour on the historic Forth & Clyde Canal.

The brightly-coloured craft may be small but it has everything you'll need for a relaxing break and plenty of quirky design flourishes.

There's a wood-burner to keep things toasty, a kitchen area with a hob and fridge, a compact shower room and a comfy bed.

If you’re looking for something a little closer to the city centre, Gerda of Glasgow is a beautiful Dutch barge moored at Spiers Wharf on the Forth & Clyde, a peaceful spot you’d never guess is just a short walk from Sauchiehall Street.

Inside there are stylish wooden floors, a wood-burner, two stylish bathrooms and a gadget-packed kitchen.

Sleeping up to four people, there’s a kingsize bed and two singles to curl up on.

Both properties can be booked on

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