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University of Glasgow

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Address: University Avenue | West End, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland
Phone Number: 441413302000
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Take a fascinating tour of the University of Glasgow campus, and explore...

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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A Quick Tour

My wife and I only had a short stay in Glasgow. We walked to the University from the Hilton Hotel and toured some of the grounds. While we were there we attended a brief service... read more

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Wally M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I only had a short stay in Glasgow. We walked to the University from the Hilton Hotel and toured some of the grounds. While we were there we attended a brief service in the chapel. The service is held daily and includes a memorial to military members who died in the first and second wars. Very touching.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely architecture! While I was there I was thinking of how my years at uni would have been interesting if I studied locally. Definitely worth having a look, its towers, rooms and cloisters are quite amazing.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This university was founded in 1421 and the older parts of the University are really beautiful. The architecture reminds you of Oxford or Cambridge with it many styles and varieties of stepple and tower.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another fantastic day in Glasgow, the university of Glasgow is just beautiful , the architecture is stunning. Its like howarts so so cool a must see

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Often overshadowed by Edinburgh University , the University of Glasgow knocks it into a cocked hat. The Hunterian, the campus quads. Amazing. A great place to visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hungarian museum and the quads are the highlights of this wonderful building. Stroll and enjoy the scientific marvels of one of the giants of medicine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The architecture of some of the buildings is fantastic. Lovely to walk through Kelvingrove Park and end up here.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the must see's in the list of Glasgow visit while I went through some of recommendations. So I took this trip on one of the nice autumn mornings assuming that I might need only a few hours.Apparently I was wrong and the whole campus took about an entire day. The architecture was great for an university... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When browsing Tripadvisor for things to do in Glasgow, I scrolled past the "University of Glasgow" entry as I thought it was just another old building to walk past and take photos of. However we happened to spot a sign saying that daily university tours were available, so investigated further. We were taken on a tour by final year student... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located within walking distance of Kelvingrove Museum, this is another must-visit place in Glasgow. Make sure you do not miss the Cloisters.

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