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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Seems like Hogwarts

When you walk around the University of Glasgow you literally can feel like in Hogwarts because buildings here are very old and magnificient.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you walk around the University of Glasgow you literally can feel like in Hogwarts because buildings here are very old and magnificient.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

came to visit university with my family and daughter who is studying at the university was told to go to the cafe in the library it is very over priced the coffee machine decided to not work i asked the lady Lisa the coffee machine is not working the attitude was disgusting as she tutted and sighed then a lady... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were on the hop-on hop-off bus tour and decided to walk around a bit (before ducking into a museum to avoid the rain!) Beautiful grounds. Neat vibe with all the kids. Great inspiration for JK Rowling...the quads were really neat to walk around--I love being around universities--always brings back memories! Worth a walk-thru if you're visiting the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Difficult to park outside and there is a hill at the back, though not overly steep. The front is perhaps best photographed from the Kelvingrove Art Gallery.

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The university campus is open to wander around and see the impressive buildings in Glasgow's West End.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here during our Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tour and am so glad we did. There is a tour if you have the time, wished we did that day...but you do feel like you are seeing the real Hogwarts as you walk the grounds and view some of the interior. The student café does allow visitors to dine and the Student... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just walked there as we were told it was a beautiful university. Not disappointed, very beautiful architecture!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to be driven past G.U. every day,by my father,on the way to school.My ambition was to study Medicine at G.Univ.Fortunately I fulfilled my dream in 1968 and am still practising. G.U. is an architectural delight,particularly the quadrangles,which are a must see.The view over Kelvingrove Park is stunning and aesthetically one of Glasgow's most impressive sights.The Hunterian Museum is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tend toward academic destinations anyway, but this was a worthwhile stop on the Hop-On route. You can walk around the quads and into the halls, and the Hunterian Museum in the UG main building and the Gallery across the street were definitely a bonus for the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Huntarian Museum, Mackintosh house, art gallery and some smaller temporary exhibits. Absolutely beautiful buildings and Byres Road locally for excellent bars/cafes/restaurants.

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