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University of Glasgow

University Ave. | West End, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland (West End)
+44 (0)141-330 2000
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Ranked #5 of 177 Attractions in Glasgow
Type: Educational Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Take a student-led tour of the university's historic campus. The university was founded more than 500 years ago.
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china
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

There is a lot to see and do here...and that is after you have soaked up all of the simply glorious atmosphere, and enjoyed the serenity that hallowed halls deliver in abundance. The architecture is simply wonderful. And be sure to stand and listen to the chiming of the bells - absolutely fabulous! Go visit and enjoy the experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A truelly wonderful campus with unique baroque intricate 19th century architecture. The famous university arches are beautifully stunning and the history that sits with the university reflects its true splendour as a place for scholars. The Huntarian Musesum is on campus which makes any visit to Glasgow incomplete without visiting this icon.

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Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I didn't spend a lot of time at the university mainly because i wanted to see other buildings and i didn't have a lot of time. Even so, i thought the buildings are very charming and there's a nice vibe to this university, like it's the sort of place i wouldn't mind to study at. Everything is very clean and... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Walk the magnificent cloisters and tread in the footsteps of many famous , learned Scots. Worth taking the official tour and hearing all the fascinating history of these wonderful buildings . Take time to stroll and appreciate the architecture and enjoy the peace and serenity . Then step into the lively student bustle and join them in The Hub to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Loved the history of the university and the design of the buildings. Lovely setting, just beautiful.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Must visit for people travelling to Glasgow! One would definately want to get back to school post visiting this university! Breathtaking buildings in that area! Must visit!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Student atmosphere, lots of pubs and coffee shops. Some interesting market shopping. Tons of historic buildings and churches.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I was really fascinated with the architecture and the solemnity of the University of Glasgow. Take time to walk around the grounds and . . . step back in time!

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If you're spending time in Glasgow, be sure to visit the University at Gilmorehill in the West End. Stunning Gothic architecture transports you back in time, but in reality it's very much a University for the 21st Century. First thing to check out is the ornate main gate on University Avenue. Continue in and look for the Lion and Unicorn... More

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Renton, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We enjoyed touring the buildings, grounds, bookstore and learning about the architecture. Beautiful grounds!

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