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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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History, unexpected and really nice

We were walking from the Kelingrove Museum to the Botanics Gardens when we decided to go into the cloisters of the University of Glasgow. A big suprise, a very nice and quite... read more

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

We were walking from the Kelingrove Museum to the Botanics Gardens when we decided to go into the cloisters of the University of Glasgow. A big suprise, a very nice and quite place, full of brides and grooms taking pictures!! After a while, we decided to visit the Hunterian museum. There's a wonderful access from the cloisters through an impressive... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My cousin having been a student of the university had permission to be married in the chapel and it is the most beautiful venue you can imagine. It is unusual too in the layout. It's not a conventional face the front congregation layout. You are in seating to the side and it is lovely. We had a great day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are visiting the Hunterian Museum, then leave the time to wander through this beautiful university and admire the buildings. We were fortunate enough to be there on a beautiful day when graduations were taking place...so a wonderful atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting architecture. Chapel was very interesting and multi-faith. Views of main tower impressive across whole city. Views of city from frontage was excellent.

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

Having been a student here 20yrs ago, I revisited and enjoyed the tour - Great guides full of info and very knowledgable. Learned more than I ever knew before. Beautiful buildings - go out of uni term time to get access to more of the buildings.

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent 10 years studying at Glasgow university, loved this place an honour to sit exams in such grandeur. Now live next door!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The University of Glasgow is a lovely place to walk around. The main building is beautiful, especially around the cloisters. There are tours on offer of you want to learn more about the university, cafes and a shop. Up by the library is a recreation of Charles Rennie Macintosh house. The view by the flag pole over looking kelvingrove park... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

you cannot miss this west end attraction as its a world famous university with stunning architecture and a legacy that inspires younger generations

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As you walk throughout the University you'll be impressed by the amazing architecture and you might imagine what it might be like years ago to be a student here.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Huntarian Museum is a very surprising place. Hunt was a collector of all sorts of artifacts and this museum contains examples of animals with two heads, one head and two bodies, etc. as well as all sorts of bits and pieces in formaldehyde. There is a collection of Roman remains also

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