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Address: University Ave. | West End, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0)141-330 2000
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Step back in time!

This is a must do on your visit to Glasgow. The buildings are impressive and you'll feel like you have stepped onto a movie set. The university was founded in 1451 and was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This is a must do on your visit to Glasgow. The buildings are impressive and you'll feel like you have stepped onto a movie set. The university was founded in 1451 and was originally on High Street but moved in 1870 to its current location. There are tours available should you wish to learn more.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I was impressed by the building and the whole university. Especially because it´s not always the case that you can enter a university for free. They even have exhibitions and amazing halls

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This is like something out of Harry Potter! Lovely view over the city, and just a really pretty architectural structure!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

A must visit for tourists. Students show you the grand University. Tours are better booked on the website. The place where Introvert Proessor Kelvin (on whom the Kelvin Scale) stayed and the architecture is breathtaking. The chapel is beautiful. A never miss!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The university has post card like buildings. Well maintained old architecture with an amazing garden.

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Carmel, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

There is a free concert in the large building on campus ... an organ concert.. It's a museum actually near the University. There is lots to see here and the campus is beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

What a place to wonder around all the different areas . So full of history, Hunterian museum , chapel to name a few. There are organised tours on certain days .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Everywhere you look the buildings are so beautiful, so solid, yet so airy, with such detail. I guess that's what you get when you start building in the 15th cen. I wonder if it makes you smarter to study in such buildings, maybe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I love it here. I went to school beside this university and i always dreamed that one day I'd go there, which I did! I also got married in the university, as I love the buildings so much! I no longer live in Glasgow but when I do visit, I always come here to walk around the beautiful grounds &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My daughter studies here and got me tickets to see Alex Salmond. It was my first time here and the buildings were beautiful, We were in Bute hall and the paintings and the beautiful wooden decorations, wide stone stairs....lovely

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