Free Glasgow Walking Tour

FREE (2-3 hours; tip if enjoyed) history & architecture walking tours of Glasgow centre, centre & west end, or centre & cathedral. Also 'Heritage of Glamour' tour featuring C.R. Mackintosh, Willow tea rooms, & the golden years of style. Details below

The 2-3 hour tour is a focus on architecture and history, takes you inside important buildings, and uses old photographs & drawings, and a wealth of information and facts, to bring the city alive for the visitor. The 'Heritage of Glamour' tour extends to approximately 4 hours with an emphasis on the city at the height of its success and style, & on the buildings and art of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. We visit the Willow tea rooms, Mackintosh's exquisite 1903 creation for Miss Cranston, the Queen of the Glasgow tea rooms, where tea/coffee, scone, cream & jam are included. The tour ends with an included glass of wine at Rogano, the city's most famous restaurant, opened in 1935 & designed as a homage to the art deco splendour of the transatlantic liner Queen Mary (£29.95pp).

Please choose your tour when booking on or call direct to 0(+44)777 995 7922 or 0(+44)141 321 8485. The tours usually start downtown from Central Station, or, by arrangement, your hotel.

Tours, in general, feature: City centre's stunning Victorian architecture & history of the city's industry & commerce, Merchant City (18th century) quarter &, on request, Glasgow cathedral, the famous 'Necropolis' cemetery, and oldest house. Time-travel 'then & now' photographs illustrate the walk. The West End tour features Georgian Glasgow, the magnificence of the Park district, Glasgow University and Kelvingrove park & museum.

From £0 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

Free Glasgow Walking Tours

292 Mearns Road
Newton Mearns
East Renfrewshire
G77 5LY

Key facilities

  • Pets Welcome

Tour information


  • Glasgow
  • Glasgow City Centre


½ Day


  • Train
  • Walking


  • Bespoke
  • Large Group (31+)
  • Medium Group (17-30)
  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Art
  • History
  • Photography
  • Walking

Tour prices


Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour Stops

Free Glasgow Walking Tours

Tour company information

Free Glasgow Walking Tours

The history & architecture of Glasgow from the 18th century to the height of its success in the latter 19th century. The tour is offered as 'please tip if enjoyed'.

Opening times

All tours Monday to Saturday; Sunday Heritage only. Available to large groups.

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