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Glasgow Green

The Green of Glasgow

Glasgow Green - the sports, industry and people who have shaped it and have been shaped by it.

Join us on a tour of Glasgow Green - a place of industry and recreation for Glasgow's citizens since 1450. In 2023 it was the venue for a number of events in the UCI World Cycling Championship - however it has also been the site of political and economic events of global significance, for example

1745-46 - Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) arrives in Glasgow with hisarmy, their clothing in tatters. Rather than have the city sacked, merchants provide them withnew garments and a revitalised Prince Charles reviews his troops on Flesher's Haugh.

• 1831-32 - Massive demonstrations on the Green associated with the Reform Bill.

• 1830-1914 - The Green becomes a favoured meeting place of suffragettes.

• 1867 - Hundreds of thousands meet on the Green to hear about Gladstone's Reform Bill.

• 1889 - Templeton's Carpet Factory completed. The design of the façade is based on the Doges Palace in Venice. The façade collapses on 1st November 1889 killing 29 women and girls.

• 1898 - The People's Palace and Winter Gardens opens.

This your will cover these sites and much, much more and reveals the complex nature of Glasgow's evolution to a world city.

From £10 per adult

Departure days

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

January — December

Contact details

Walk Talk Tours

Kings Park

Tour information




  • Walking


  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • Ancestry
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Literature
  • Walking

Tour prices

From £10 Per Adult

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Tour Stops

Walk Talk Tours

Tour company information

Walk Talk Tours

Curated walking tours, small in size but big on experiences. Designed to allow you to walk, talk and share and hear the stories behind the sites. They are led by a Glaswegian who is born and bred in the city. Tours cover Glasgow and its 'villages' in the South, West, East and North. Group sizes are 6-8 people and staring points are at main transport hubs or local monuments. They usually last around two hours and can be tailored to individual requirements.

Opening times

Monday - Sunday 0800 - 1800

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