Glasgow, United Kingdom

SaltSpace: Past to Present on the Historic High St

SaltSpace: Past to Present on the Historic High St

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11 tour stops


SaltSpace Gallery

Housed in the red sandstone tenements that curve up the east side of the High Street

1 min

Wall Mural Painted by Street Artist Sam Bates

Modern-day version of St Mungo, the sixth century founder and Patron Saint of Glasgow

59 s

Duke Street Prison

This ordinary looking sandstone wall is in fact the remains of Duke Street Prison

2 min

Inscription: 'City Improvement Trust'

Above the corner bay is a strapworked panel inscribed ‘City Improvement Trust’.

56 s

The Former British Linen Bank

The British Linen Bank was founded to finance industrial linen manufacturing

1 min

College Street Cobbles

The cobbles of College Street face onto the old site of Glasgow University

54 s

Tolbooth Steeple

Towering over the High Street is the 37 meter high medieval Tollbooth steeple

1 min

Empire Bar

The Saltmarket was once notorious for back alley drinking dens and singing saloons.

2 min

SaltSpace Community Space

The window paintings on Salt Community Space were created by the Womens Type Foundry

1 min

Baronial Tenements

The Baronial Saltmarket tenements were designed city architect John Carrick in 1887

1 min

SaltSpace MakerSpace

Wall mural by Sophie Rowan, referencing the Saltmarket's history of the cloth making

44 s


Your tour will journey along the historic High Street & Saltmarket thoroughfare, through past & present occupation of this historic quarter of Glasgow. We’ll take in some of the cultural and civic spaces, whilst exploring the changing face of one of Glasgow’s oldest streets.

Itinerary 945 m / 1:00

Offline map included

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