Celtic F.C. are a Scottish football team, based in Glasgow (and sometimes referred to as ‘Glasgow Celtic’). Along with their town rivals, Rangers, Celtic have enjoyed a stranglehold on the honours in Scotland for many years, winning the Championship 42 times and the Scottish Cup on 34 occasions. They were also the first British club to win the European Cup, which they did in 1967. 1967 can never be beaten for success – Celtic managed to win every competition they entered (the Scottish League, Scottish Cup, Scottish League Cup, Glasgow Cup and the European Cup).
The club has strong links with the Catholic community in Glasgow and Ireland and its rivalry with Rangers is a fierce one.
Celtic Park is also known by the area in which it is situated – ‘Parkhead’. It is the second largest stadium in Scotland, after Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. A trip to Celtic Park should include a guided tour of the stadium as well as taking a trip through the history of the club through various informative exhibitions.
BY ROAD: - If arriving from the North or South, follow the M74 or M73 and M74(East) to the end of the road at Tollcross.
Continue for another mile along London Road to the ground.
Trains from Glasgow Queen Street to either Belgrove or Carntyne will take you with 20 minutes of the ground. Alternatively, trains from Glasgow Central to Dalmarnock will take you within 5 minutes of the ground.
Glasgow International Airport is around 9 miles from the city centre. To get into Glasgow from the airport, take the shuttle bus to the railway stations for around £4 one-way (it takes around 20 minutes). A second option is to fly to Glasgow Prestwick, which is further out, but a 45 minute train journey will get you into the city.
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