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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
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Take a student-led tour of the university's historic campus. The university...

Take a student-led tour of the university's historic campus. The university was founded more than 500 years ago.

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Beautiful Architecture

I studied my Masters at Glasgow and loved seeing these buildings every day. If you're a tourist definitely go check it out, it'll remind you of Harry Potter!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Nanjing, China

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Nanjing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I studied my Masters at Glasgow and loved seeing these buildings every day. If you're a tourist definitely go check it out, it'll remind you of Harry Potter!

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth a visit round the small Hunterian museum with a lot of historical artifacts from the Roman ages.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the Uk's oldest universities. It is glorious. The chapel is amazing although it is much more modern than other portions of the school. The gates and grounds are wonderful to wander through.

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Columbia, Maryland, USA
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughter is spending her semester abroad at UG. UG may not be the best know UK university but it actually is the 4th oldest university in the UK. Support from the school has been great and the student experience has been similarly fantastic. The setting is spectacular and is worth a visit even if you are not attending.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Patricia (from Lithuania) was a wonderful guide, presenting lots of interesting facts and anecdotes. She was a brilliant ambassador for the University of Glasgow, full of enthusiasm and fun.

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Thank Emma H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a daily visitor I can say that this university is Huge but most important beatiful created in 1451 but the buildings are from 1800 it's a place that you need to visit to say that Glasgow is awesome. If you have time you won't regret going

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Thank Jose C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

....and suddenly you're in a fairytale. This amazing architecture will make you feel like you're in a whole different period of time. Its worth the visit 100%.

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Meopham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent architecture.Close to Kelvingrove Museum. The Hunterian Museum and the Mackintosh house are a must ( the latter sadly closed by a flood on our visit! )

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We couldn't help but pull over to check out the University. It has stunning old buildings that need a quick look through. It was a Saturday, so plenty of street parking. Everyone inside was so friendly and welcoming. We started by walking into the courtyard. Very pretty and ornate. Sadly the spire is under renovation so it didn't give for... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture of the main building complex of ancient Glasgow university is worth exploring. The fact that it houses the petite chapel, the Hunterian Musuem and Art Gallery is an added bonus. Every visitor should have their photo taken in the beautiful Cloisters - it's a tourist must.

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