We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

University of Glasgow

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: University Avenue | West End, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 330 2000
See all hours
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

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
More Info
and up
Sightseeing Bike Tour in Glasgow

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,208 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 634
  • 234
    Very good
  • 22
  • 1
  • 3
Gorgeous and historic

I took the kids and I'm sad to say we only had an hour and a half to check out one of the oldest universities in the world. Be sure not to miss the Hunterian and the Mackintosh... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Nathaniel F
Add Photo Write a Review

1,208 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 894: English reviews
Level Contributor
26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took the kids and I'm sad to say we only had an hour and a half to check out one of the oldest universities in the world. Be sure not to miss the Hunterian and the Mackintosh House inside the Hunterian.

Thank Nathaniel F
Cologne, Germany
Level Contributor
172 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very special place for a memorable Moment, an experience not to be missed out, if you have the opportunity

Thank Susanne B
Pirdop, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

University of Glasgow was established since over 560 years and this university gives of the students partnerships with colleagues and students across the world.

Thank nedelchod
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You get a bit of a "Hogwartz feeling". The main building is beautiful and the Mackintosh house is close by.

Thank Hrefna S
Level Contributor
57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If there were a requirement for what a university ought to look like then the University of Glasgow is that standard. In addition to being an academically respected institution it doesn't hurt to be studying in buildings fit for a king! Don Campbell, Massachusetts

Thank Don C
Rio Verde, Arizona
Level Contributor
35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the fourth oldest University in Europe. The architecture alone is stunning and worth seeing in its own right. The adjoining gallery, museum and MacIntosh House are additional sites of great interest also. If you're interested in an advanced degree I would check out University of Glasgow's many programs for more reasonable prices than in the USA.

Thank Marion C
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a campus. Ideally you'll approach through the park so that it will appear ethereally, an apparition on the hill. But it's real--and just as impressive when you walk the grounds. If you're of a design or architectural bent, be sure to visit the Macintosh House exhibit inside the art museum across the street. And if you're familiar with... More 

Thank dvaryu
Yokohama, Japan
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here to apply for postgradute degree. Very helpful staff. University itself located near the city centre. It required me just thirty minutes walking (maybe I don't know city weel).

Thank sogomahoujo
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been lucky enough to be a student here for the last year (and graduate yesterday!) and no matter how many times I see the main building I am still in awe at its complete beauty and interesting nooks, crannies and the spiral staircases up the turrets. A truly beautiful place to spend a couple of hours wandering around... More 

Thank secretsandliesx
Troon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit full of History and a beautiful campus in the main building.Worth a stop off from the Glasgow Tour Bus and then a short walk to either Kelvingrove or Byers Road/Ashton Lane for eats and drink.

Thank Alg1959

Travelers who viewed University of Glasgow also viewed


Been to University of Glasgow? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of University of Glasgow and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Los Angeles, California
Riffa, Bahrain

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from University of Glasgow staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?