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University of Glasgow Historical TOurs
University of Glasgow © Erin MacKenzie

Glasgow University Historical Tours

From £10 per adult

Departure days

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January — December

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Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth-oldest in the English-speaking world. The campus is perched on Gilmorehill overlooking the picturesque tenements of the West End. Come and explore the history of the campus.

This walking tour will take you on a fascinating journey around some of the university’s most significant spots - from philosopher Thomas Reid’s tombstone and the atmospheric cloisters to the very same staircase Lord Kelvin would take from his house to his laboratory - whilst discovering the connections of James Watt, Adam Smith and Isabella Elder whose names are inscribed on the university’s Memorial Gates.

Tours leave the University East Undercroft Tuesday - Sunday 2pm. Tickets must be booked in advance Eventbrite.  Online and Card payments only at present.

Due to current COVID restrictions we can only accept bookings of a maximum of 6 people from a maximum of 3 different households on any single tour.


Contact details

Glasgow University SRC
McIntyre Building
University Ave
Glasgow
North Lanarkshire
Scotland
G12 8QQ
Starting
Glasgow
Length
1
Hour
Themes
History

Tour prices

From

  • £10 Per Adult
  • £5 Per child
  • £8 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Glasgow University SRC

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth-oldest in the English-speaking world. The campus is perched on Gilmorehill overlooking the picturesque tenements of the West End. This walking tour will take you on a fascinating journey around some of the university’s most significant spots - from philosopher Thomas Reid’s tombstone and the atmospheric cloisters to the very same staircase Lord Kelvin would take from his house to his laboratory - whilst discovering the connections of James Watt, Adam Smith and Isabella Elder whose names are inscribed on the university’s Memorial Gates.

Opening times

Tours leave the University East Undercroft Tuesday - Sunday 2pm