University of Glasgow
University of Glasgow
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Take a fascinating tour of the University of Glasgow campus, and explore the University's stunning architecture (with over 100 listed buildings) and discover incredible stories from its 550 years of history. Guided campus tours are led by trained student guides and last for approximately one hour - you can find out more by visiting: boxoffice.src.gla.ac.uk/product/university-glasgow-tours. Other must-see attractions to visit on campus include: • The Hunterian Museum • The Hunterian Art Gallery (including The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House) • The Visitor Centre Shop for University merchandise and Scottish gifts (10% off with your tour ticket) • A selection of cafés and restaurants for coffee or a bite to eat
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • cockneywarrior
    Colchester, United Kingdom215 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow, stunning building to visit
    We wanted to see the cloisters, and gals we did as the grounds are stunning. I thought Harry Potter would pop out any minute! The Chapel is stunning and make sure you visit the Hunterian Museum it’s in the grounds and free.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 3, 2023
  • Andrew L
    Leigh, United Kingdom3,600 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    5 years !!
    Daughters graduation as a vet. Great experience - only managed to get in the overflow but tech crew managed it all very well. Great view of the ceremony and daughter on stage. Nice wee champagne after. Second bit was the RCVS installation. Better views of Bute Hall. Amazing to have the president of RCVS there & a good speech from her. More champagne after. Beautiful buildings. Well managed ceremony. A fun day.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 1, 2023
  • northbaychris
    North Bay, Canada111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive ancient campus with an amazing museum
    What a impressive university. It was built in 1451 and has lots of charm and you can feel the history as you walk the grounds. My favorite spot to see is the museum that is on campus. It has an impressive collection of roman ruins as well as other intriguing items. Definitely a must see when you visit Glasgow.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 11, 2023
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Elizabeth D
Missoula, MT7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We enjoyed the tour of the university offered by Louise, who was eager to share lots of details and the stories behind the history of the University making it come alive. The history was linked to the larger stories of the city of Glasgow, which made our additional days of exploring the city much richer. Would definitely recommend!
Written March 26, 2023
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Kvothe74
Horley, UK128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
We booked online for the 1 hour guided tour. Really easy to book, meet and well organised. Our tour guide (forget her name unfortunately but is studying archaeology) was fantastic: very knowledgeable and engaging. Was great to see the outside and inside and hear about the history. A quick visit to the Hunterian museum afterwards was also great, free and lots of interesting exhibits. All in all an enjoyable hour.
Written August 8, 2021
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Retired_Gentleman
Southampton, UK278 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The University of Glasgow was opened in 1451 making it the fourth oldest university in the United Kingdom. It moved to its present site overlooking Kelvindale Park in 1870 and was designed in the Gothic style. It is without doubt a beautiful building and its attractive features are enhanced by the view over Glasgow that it commands. It is worth a visit just to look at the wonderful architecture and enjoy the splendid views.
Written June 29, 2020
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E8224QZgloriam
Bothell, WA30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
Totally beautiful campus with stately buildings and an amazing arched plaza area. And many ornate red stone buildings and green lawns.

The Museum was eclectic, covering interesting artifacts from Roman times and electrical inventions of some of Scotland's great scientists. Well presented and in a spacious building. Open to the public with booking and free, as was the Art Gallery.

The Art Gallery presented an extensive collection of James Whistler's paintings that spanned several approaches to modern art.
Written August 4, 2021
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David Y
Lanark, UK283 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Guided tours are always worth it.
Unfortunately I forget the girls name.
Very informative, showing architecture, history and things you wouldn't pot just walking round.
We also visited the Hunterian Art Gallery and Mackintosh house.
Well worth a visit to the Uni, gallery and CRM house.
Written March 12, 2022
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northbaychris
North Bay, Canada111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
What a impressive university. It was built in 1451 and has lots of charm and you can feel the history as you walk the grounds. My favorite spot to see is the museum that is on campus. It has an impressive collection of roman ruins as well as other intriguing items. Definitely a must see when you visit Glasgow.
Written December 11, 2023
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,938 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
The University is not far from the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The grounds are picturesque and worth walking around it can be very peaceful and restful. The architecture in some of the main buildings is in the Gothic style and their grandeur makes an emphatic statement. Well-maintained, this is an impressive campus and one worth visiting.
Written October 16, 2022
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cockneywarrior
Colchester, UK215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We wanted to see the cloisters, and gals we did as the grounds are stunning. I thought Harry Potter would pop out any minute! The Chapel is stunning and make sure you visit the Hunterian Museum it’s in the grounds and free.
Written May 3, 2023
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ukmartyNorwich
Norwich, UK102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I very much enjoyed my tour on Wednesday afternoon. The Danish tour guide Bodil (hopefully I have remembered her name correctly) was amazing, she was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting and entertaining. We even got to see some students celebrating their graduation which happened to be taking place at the same time.
Written April 17, 2022
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Ian L
Glasgow, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
There's so much to see and do around Glasgow University. I was a student here from 1991-1995 (wow i'm old!) and i didn't appreciate how much there was to see and do around the campus. Okay we all know about The Cloister and it's fame in the movie Chariots of Fire in my day. More recently Outlander and Cloud Atlas. But there's so much more to see just by wandering around and into the old historic buildings. Also out the back of the university you get great views across the city. Highly recommended
Written March 11, 2020
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