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University of Glasgow
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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
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David Y
Lanark, UK254 contributions
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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Andrew C
Horley, UK107 contributions
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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E8224QZgloriam
Bothell, WA20 contributions
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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BTontour
Scotland, UK61 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Huntarian museum which is in the University's oldest building, and were lucky enough to be able to join the 2pm tour thereafter. It lasted an hour and was really informative. Having done that, we visited the Mackintosh House museum, just across the road which provided an interesting insight as to how they lived. The 2nd floor was, however, closed due to water damage. A great afternoon out!
Written March 9, 2020
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IamLAH88
Sacramento, California37 contributions
What a BEAUTIFUL campus! We were in awe at the buildings and the architecture. The cloisters are a must see. We also took the time to visit the Hunterian Museum while there (FREE admission). The Kelvingrove museum is an easy walk from here as well. Find the Welcome Point for visitor information and they will direct you to the Cloisters. Visiting the Cloisters requires that you enter an archway at either part of the main curved building and climb the stairs or take the lift under th west archway up to level 2. At the top of the stairs you will emerge in the beautiful quadrangles. (GORGEOUS). The Cloisters is situated between the quadrangles.
Written February 15, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK157,805 contributions
Been a long time since I’ve visited this place and by that I mean really walked around my old university rather than just walking past it. Some of the buildings have been modernised and the Boyd Orr building looks very different from when I was a student, which is a lot more attractive now with the red facade.

It’s also been a long time since I’ve wandered around the Gothic Revival main building and the lovely quadrangle. It’s funny, I never really appreciated just how beautiful the building was when I was a student, but now I think it’s one of the most beautiful and iconic of buildings in the city. The quadrangle is a great place to sit in the summer and the surrounding buildings are some of the best examples of Neo-Gothic in the UK. The Gothic style colonnade next to the quadrangle is especially beautiful.

One of the best sights in Glasgow.
Written June 7, 2020
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ukmartyNorwich
Norwich, UK97 contributions
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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Retired_Gentleman
Southampton, UK256 contributions
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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Marvin G
Ogdensburg, NY978 contributions
The University of Glasgow is one of the finest in the world and enjoys 550 years of history. Founded by papal bull in 1451, it is the fourth oldest English language university and in good company along with Oxford, Cambridge, and St. Andrews. Trinity College, University of Dublin was not founded until 1592. Its baccalaureate degree is a M.A. (Master of Arts) whereas true masters’ degrees are specialized (ex. M.Litt).

Some of the famous Glasgow graduates include Thomas Muir, a radical revolutionary, and John Smith, a former leader of the Labor Party. Being that I am a retired University administrator, I was very excited to tour the University with a student guide. Later, I visited the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery. Of course, I had to purchase as University T-shirt in Scottish Gaelic.
Written August 3, 2022
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Ian L
Glasgow, UK21 contributions
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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