Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow Highlights

Glasgow Highlights

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16 tour stops

1

George Square

Built during the 19th century, this square has been the site of many public events.

6 min
2

Gallery of Modern Art

In addition to art, the building offers other amenities, such as a café and library.

2 min
3

Merchant City

This area developed as Glasgow became an important trading city.

3 min
4

Italian Quarter

Since the mid-19th-century, Glasgow has been home to a large Italian population.

2 min
5

Ramshorn Kirk

Now occupied by the Ramshorn Theatre, this building once served as a church.

3 min
6

Tolbooth Steeple

Tolbooth Steeple is the remnant of the area’s original tolbooth building.

2 min
7

Provand’s Lordship

The area’s only surviving medieval house, this building is now open to the public.

2 min
8

Saint Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

Opened in 1993, this is considered the world’s first and only museum of religion.

2 min
9

Glasgow Cathedral

This cathedral has been the center of the city’s religious life since medieval times.

4 min
10

David Livingstone Statue & Strathclyde University

Born near Glasgow, Livingstone is one of Scotland’s most famous historical figures.

3 min
11

Royal Concert Hall

This site offers great views of the city and the surrounding countryside.

3 min
12

The Willow Tea Rooms

Designed by Charles Rennie MackIntosh, this building features Art Nouveau style.

3 min
13

Glasgow School of Art

The MackIntosh building features the work of the school’s most famous graduate.

4 min
14

Blythswood Square

This square features late Georgian and early Victorian elements.

2 min
15

Nelson Mandela Place

This site is named after the former anti-apartheid leader.

2 min
16

Millennium Hotel Glasgow

This site marks the end of this tour.

52 s

Overview

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.

Itinerary 6.0 km / 2:00

Offline map included

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