Built during the 19th century, this square has been the site of many public events.6 min
In addition to art, the building offers other amenities, such as a café and library.2 min
This area developed as Glasgow became an important trading city.3 min
Since the mid-19th-century, Glasgow has been home to a large Italian population.2 min
Now occupied by the Ramshorn Theatre, this building once served as a church.3 min
Tolbooth Steeple is the remnant of the area’s original tolbooth building.2 min
The area’s only surviving medieval house, this building is now open to the public.2 min
Opened in 1993, this is considered the world’s first and only museum of religion.2 min
This cathedral has been the center of the city’s religious life since medieval times.4 min
Born near Glasgow, Livingstone is one of Scotland’s most famous historical figures.3 min
This site offers great views of the city and the surrounding countryside.3 min
Designed by Charles Rennie MackIntosh, this building features Art Nouveau style.3 min
The MackIntosh building features the work of the school’s most famous graduate.4 min
This square features late Georgian and early Victorian elements.2 min
This site is named after the former anti-apartheid leader.2 min
This site marks the end of this tour.52 s
The route passes by some of the major cultural, historical and architectural highlights of central Glasgow.
Glasgow found its feet as a trading post, with a particular quarter being dubbed Merchant City. Our tour takes you through its heart, which boasts some glorious Georgian and Victorian architecture, including the Glasgow Savings Bank – now a fashion store, but with its original impressive exterior intact..
There are several famous historical figures associated with Glasgow, many of which have strong links to stops on our tour, such as the explorer David Livingstone, celebrated architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh and, from recent memory, Donald Dewar, Scotland’s first-ever First Minister.
The tour also passes by the Gallery of Modern Art, which has earned a reputation as one of the most visited galleries of its type outside of London. Also on the tour is the Tollbooth Steeple, an impressive tower that once marked the central point of the city.