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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 170 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We only spent about 30 minutes here but it was well worth it. The buildings are incredible and just gorgeous. I was hoping to see Bute Hall but unfortunately after walking up the beautiful blue carpeted brass rail staircase we found it locked and under renovation. The day we visited the Hunterian Museum was closed but we didn't have enough... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Really nice building like something out of Hogwarts, with a nice art gallery too, but it's quite a quick visit and can be done maybe in an hour. It's a fairly good location for the Kelvingrove park and the gallery across the road though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It was just like I was in the world of hogwarts... jokes apart... this is a wonderful place in glasgow, and a must vist destination for every tourist especially the ones with many lenses to capture picture....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is well worth a little wander to see the main quad and the view through the ark and across the river. A good way to end the walk is with a drink on Byres Road.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Loved being back here if only for a visit. The quads and the chapel are amazing. The views over Kelvingrove Art Gallery is stunning. The shop has a fairly extensive and reasonably priced selection of gifts. Well worth a visit

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Enjoyed my trip. Lovely old buildings and two museums on campus, Hunterian and Macintosh house. Great place and lovely atmosphere.

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I'm a graduate student here so my perspective is a little different. I'm often surprised to see busloads of tourists visit the university because it doesn't seem like there's much to see or do. After a bit of thought, though, you begin to realise why it's so popular. The architecture of the main building (if I hear one more person... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our visit was because of me son going to study at Glasgow University for half a year, In our first trip we went to see the university buildings. Though there are some modern buildings as well, the old atmosphere was mostly felt by us. We expected Harry Potter any moment to join us. The buildings are wonderful. Also walk around... More

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Porto, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Couldn't get in. It was graduation day, very busy... There are specifics day to make the tour to the university

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was here on 27th June to attend a Graduation in Bute Hall. The architecture is stunning and the cloisters and gardens were a beautiful setting for the day.

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