The city centre is compact and a half day walking tour is an ideal way to familiarise yourself with the city and see some of its most famous sights.
Our tour begins in the heart of the city centre “George Square”. The square is flanked by Georgian and Victorian buildings including the elaborate City Chambers built in 1888. Here you will learn about the rise and fall of Glasgow – once the second richest city in the British Empire.
Leaving George Square behind, we are going to visit the oldest part of Glasgow – the Cathedral Precinct. On the way, we will pass Strathclyde University and City of Glasgow College and you will also see some of Glasgow’s giant street art murals – all painted by local artists.
After an introduction to the area, you will have the opportunity to explore the 12th century gothic Cathedral and see the tomb of St Kentigern, visit the Provand’s Lordship – the oldest surviving house in Glasgow or marvel at the Necropolis best known as the Victorian burial ground for the elite.
Our next stop will be the Merchant City – dating back to the 1750’s it was once home to the warehouses and residences of wealthy merchants who shipped tobacco, sugar and tea. Today it is home to some of the city’s finest restaurants, bars and boutiques.
Continuing back towards the city centre we will continue to explore some of Glasgow’s finest landmarks including the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art and the people behind them before returning to George Square where our tour will end.
Is it possible to extend this tour to a full day?
Yes, on a full day we would follow the itinerary above as well as taking the 3rd oldest subway in the world affectionately known as the ‘Clockwork Orange’ to visit Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow Cathedral and Byres Road.