The Glasgow School of Art City Walking Tours

Walking Tour

164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G3 6RF

    Investigate Art, Architecture & Design from Mackintosh to the contemporary art ‘Miracle’.

    Glasgow Style City Walking Tour
    EverySunday 1 April - 31 October 2015: 11.15am – 1.30pm

    Investigate turn of the century architectural styles in the industrial city with GSA’s knowledgeable student guides. Discover Glasgow’s distinct architectural language, from Victorian influences to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s innovative designs and the output of his contemporaries working in the Glasgow Style of Art Nouveau.

    Delve into this time of breathtaking growth and change with a walking tour exploring Glasgow’s finest city centre buildings, from the Victorian greats to Mackintosh's unique ‘Glasgow Style’. Spot Mackintosh’s work as a junior draughtsman as the tour uncovers his lesser known designs and investigate the architectural gems of the Glasgow greats such as Alexander ‘Greek’ Thompson who preceded and inspired him. Unearth Art Nouveau details and designs by his contemporaries as they adorn hidden corners of the city from Garnethill to Central Station.

    Glasgow Miracle City Walking Tour
    Various Saturdays, 1 April - 23 December 2015: 1.45pm – 4pm

    Uncover contemporary public art, architecture and design to reveal Glasgow’s remarkable creative regeneration. Explore artworks installed down hidden lanes, new architecture in the city and discover Glasgow’s booming creative industries as GSA’s guides reveal the story behind the ‘Miracle’.

    Glasgow’s transformation from post industrial malaise to leading contemporary arts and culture hub is explored through the places, spaces and faces that led this change, a phenomenon described as "The Glasgow Miracle" by Swiss curator Hans Ulrich Obris. From the Third Eye Centre’s community arts projects in Garnethill in the 1970’s and the New Glasgow Boys emerging from the GSA in the 1980’s, to the grass roots artist run galleries of the now regenerated Merchant City and public artworks of Turner Prize winning artists such as Douglas Gordon, GSA’s guides reveal the story behind the ‘Miracle’.

    Come rain or shine, tours depart from The Glasgow School of Art 'Window on Mackintosh' Visitor Centre

    Adult £19.50
    Senior £16.00
    Student £16.00
    Under 18 £9.75
    Under 5's free

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    +44(0)141 353 4526 

    Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winners 2014: The Glasgow School of Art & GSA City Walking Tours
    VisitScotland’s Scottish Thistle Awards June 2013 regional winners ‘Best Visitor Attraction’ 
    Museums & Heritage Awards May 2013 highly commended, ‘Customer Service Award’
    Museums & Heritage Awards May 2011 winners 'Winstan Bond Trophy for the Entrepreneurial Attraction / Museum of the Year'
    VisitScotland's Scottish Thistle Awards Oct 2010 winners 'Retail Tourism' 
    Association for Cultural Enterprises Awards Feb 2009 winners 'Best New Product or Range' 
    Association for Cultural Enterprises Awards Feb 2009 winners Best Overall Product'

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Glasgow Style City Walking Tour, every Sunday: 11.15am - 1.30pm
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
    Glasgow Miracle City Walking Tour, various Saturdays: 1.45pm - 4pm
    1 Apr 2016 - 23 Dec 2016

    Ticket Information
    Adult £19.50 per ticket
    Senior (over 60s) £16.00 per ticket
    Student (with valid ID) £16.00 per ticket
    Under 18s £9.75 per ticket
    Under 5s Free

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available


    • ASVA Member


    • City Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People


    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point


    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • some routes
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)

    Attraction Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp

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