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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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As featured in 3 days in Glasgow
Ranked #4 of 173 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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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great to see where my daughter is going to spend the next 4 years of her life, and maybe more, as she loves Glasgow

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I am jealous of any 18-20 year old that gets to go to a school on a campus like this...it was so unbelievably beautiful...I went two days in a row to photograph it.

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lincs UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately we picked the wrong day to visit the University - it was open day for prospective students & the campus was heaving. We had a quick look at the buildings as a result of the sheer numbers of people - it is certainly impressve. We did enjoy visiting the Hunterian Museum - not many students there, From there we... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This campus is just like college campuses in the movies. Beautiful old building with amazing views, since the university is located on a hill! If you go visit don't forget your camera and also don't forget the Hunterian Museum, which is located in the University buildings.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This definitely worths a visit. Glasgow University is exactly what you have in mind when you think about a beautiful ancient Scottish university

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The University of Glasgow (main building) is definitely worth to visit when spending some days in Glasgow. The main building looks like out of the set of a Harry Potter movie. If residing in the city center, I woud recommend to walk to the university through the very nice Kelvingrove Park.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Fantastic and my daughter wants to study there. Wonderful restaurants and museums on the doorstep. Vibrant city.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The architecture around the University is quite stunning along with the history of the school. I would recommend the guided tour as it does give quite a bit of information. Also for photographers, there are some great spots for pics including the cloisters. The views from the school to Kelvingrove is quite good and there is a park that runs... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Recent graduate of the Uni and have to say the main building is exceptionally nice and well worth a visit to have a look around or just a sit in the quadrangle if the weather is nice. Furthermore the view over Kelvingrove and the city from the back of the main building is really lovely.

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Bridgewater, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Definitely worth a visit. We explored much of the main buildings and museums on site. Loved the arched hallway passage/breezeway (to the centre court area?). The architecture is beautiful. Can do a visit in under an hour unless you want to spend time in the Hunterian Museum, also worth a visit. Recommended.

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