Glasgow, United Kingdom

Calton Heritage Trail

Calton Heritage Trail

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20 tour stops


Glasgow Cross

We kick off at the old centre of the city, Glasgow Cross.

4 min

St Andrews Street

Learn about the home for widowed men.

25 s

St Andrews Square

Including St Andrews in the Square and the Tannery Building

3 min

Steel Street

The Tent Hall

54 s

Greendyke Street

The Whistling Kirk and the Hide and Tallow Market

1 min

Charlotte Street

David Dale and the former site of the MacLennan Arch

1 min

The Old Burnt Barns

The famous Calton bar

31 s

RC Parish Church

A church in the heart of the Barars

20 s

Rumford Works

Ironmongery manufacturers

24 s

Margaret Forresters

An old Glasgow department store

40 s

Monteith Row

An elegant row once favoured by the business and professional classes

30 s

Templeton Carpet Factory

The famous factory of the Templeton family

2 min

London Road

Craignestock Mansions and Janey Godley

40 s

Calton Police Station

Police station and stables

1 min

Tureen Street School

Learn about the Pottery of Tureen Street

55 s

Claythorn Street, Gallowgate

Site of a battle in 1556, army barracks and a railway goods yard, now a supermarket

1 min

Bain Street

The Clay Pipe Factory and St Lukes

53 s

The Barras

The world famous Barras Market

56 s

East Campbell Street

The Lodging House Mission

20 s

The Saracen's Head Pub

The Story of the Sary Heed

1 min


A tour around one of Glasgow’s oldest districts, starting at historic Glasgow Cross, taking in landmarks such as the Tolbooth Steeple, Mercat Building and Mercat Cross. Visit the ‘Tobacco Lords’ church at St Andrew’s Square and the Episcopalian church, learn about David Dale’s house and St Alphonsus RC Chapel. Admire the magnificent Templeton Carpet factory and hear about the tragic back story of its construction. Take in the former police station at Tobago Street with its garage, dog pound and cell block. Visit Glasgow’s world-famous street market – the Barras – and the attractive Pipe Factory at Bain Square. Learn about the famous Saracen Head Inn which stood on Gallowgate and its importance in Glasgow’s social circles in the late 18th century.

Itinerary 3.5 km / 1:30

Offline map included

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