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Address: University Ave. | West End, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0)141-330 2000
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Take a student-led tour of the university's historic campus. The...
Take a student-led tour of the university's historic campus. The university was founded more than 500 years ago.
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Nice buildings with good museum and gallery

Took a walk as I had time before the train journey. Very old uni with impressive architecture. Wondered into the Hunterian museum and the art gallery. It was a very enjoyable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Took a walk as I had time before the train journey. Very old uni with impressive architecture. Wondered into the Hunterian museum and the art gallery. It was a very enjoyable little walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Glasgow university is one of the oldest universities in the UK and perhaps in the world. The main yard has such a beautiful old building filed many years with eager students. The view of the city from there is priceless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is truly a wonderful scenic university. Great people like Adam Smith studies here. There are beautiful chambers and Halls to visit which are centuries old. The entire campus is on top of a hill over looking a valey but it's a bit of a hike. However, the view worth it. Although, Glasgow university based on education is not on... More 

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Glasgow, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

worth the visit just to walk around the cloisters and quadrangle but the little know Hunterian Art Gallery is a gem - for Whistler and Mackintosh - is reason alone to make a visit

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have no complaints, every cafe, tourist attraction and building was a pleasure to see and all the staff and students encountered were an absolute delight!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Absolutely stunning. Breathtaking and you can get a nice view of the city. If you're visiting Glasgow take a few minutes to visit the University of Glasgow. Plus it's walking distance from Kelvingrove Park and Art Gallery and Museum. You can't miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I seriously want to go to this uni, i went for a "quick look" on way to museum and tall ship and ended up wandering around the building for about an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A truly fairytale-like location, with impressive old buildings and beautiful views over Glasgow. It's worth just walking through the buildings - we were there out of term-time, which was ideal.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Very good scenery, marvellous architecture, slightly pricey food wise for visitors but the unions are great for students!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I was visiting my eldest child at the university and he was showing my around the buildings - my word are they magnificant!!! simply a beautiful place and very pleasant students (I can see why so many study here)

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