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Glasgow Music City Tours

#15 of 153 Tours in Glasgow
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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About Glasgow Music City Tours
Glasgow Music City Tours offer lively and informative guided walks exploring the fascinating places, people and performances which have shaped Glasgow's musical landscape. We bring alive tales of the Glasgow music venues that have played host to everyone from Alex Harvey to Paolo Nutini.
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Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow

Learn about Glasgow’s vibrant music scene with this guided walking tour of Merchant City and the East End. Led by enthusiastic music fans and writers, this tour includes concert venues both old and new along with stories of the musicians that helped to build Glasgow’s notable cultural life. Limited to a small group, this tour explores some of the oldest streets and legendary pubs of Glasgow.
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2 hours
from $24.93

Glasgow's Music Mile Walking Tour

Glasgow is renowned for its thriving music scene and strong counter-cultural identity. On this walking tour of the city’s Music Mile, you’ll follow in the footsteps of famous bands and see the major musical sights. Get on stage at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (a popular place to catch up-and-coming acts), see the Royal Conservatoire, discover the creative hub that is the Glasgow School of Art, and more.
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2 hours
from $24.93

Edinburgh's Greatest Hits - The Story of the Capital's Music 2020

Explore the stories of the musicians who have stayed, played and made music in Scotland's capital city with these entertaining, guided walking tours.

Hear all the tall tales from the People's Festival Ceilidh to Rollermania and beyond. Covering folk to funk, pop to punk and past to present, our guided walks trace the people, venues and gigs that made Edinburgh's music.

Your 90 minute tour will end in one of Edinburgh's best loved folk bars - a venue which has played host to everyone from Hamish Henderson to Emmylou Harris.

Brought to you by the team behind the highly successful Glasgow Music City Tours - five stars on TripAdvisor!

What links The Beatles and Edinburgh?

How can The Proclaimers’ song I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) save your life?

Who left their false teeth in Sandy Bells bar?

All these burning questions plus many more are answered on these guided tours.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $20.54
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Eileen Cal wrote a review Feb 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom2 contributions
We booked for a private tour with Fiona and despite the wind and rain, Fiona was a ray of sunshine. Brilliant tour, so interesting not just the bands who played at the venues but also the history of Glasgow. Loved the old photos that Fiona brought to show what it was like in the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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cycledan wrote a review Nov 2019
Commack, New York2 contributions
Only reason not 5 stars is that there were times we could not hear at all. Street noise was tough. Also in old music hall we couldn't hear above the orchestra rehearsing.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from JonathanTrew, Manager at Glasgow Music City Tours
Responded Jan 20, 2020
Hi cycledaniel. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It's good to know when there are problems as it means we can try to solve them. We'll talk louder at more busy points. Glad you enjoyed the tour otherwise.
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suncream2015 wrote a review Oct 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom33 contributions15 helpful votes
Did this music tour on Sat 26th Oct. Our guide was friendly, funny and very knowledgeable about the Glasgow music seen past and present. We started at the Royal Concert Hall and ended at Kings Tuts , stopping at various venues along the way. Hope to do the Merchant City Tour
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from JonathanTrew, Manager at Glasgow Music City Tours
Responded Oct 30, 2019
Thanks suncream2015. Appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We're really glad you enjoyed the tour and yes, Phil loved seeing the Bowie ticket. He put it on our social media feeds. One of the best parts of doing the tours is hearing other people's stories and memories of great gigs they have seen. Thanks again.
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JoTucker wrote a review Oct 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
Really good walking tour of the city. Dress for the cold as you would expect. Really passionate and knowledgable guide. Focus on Glasgow musicians and bands. Lots of info about the Beatles at the Odeon, the glory days of the Apollo and the Empire. A beer in Nice and Sleazys and
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from JonathanTrew, Manager at Glasgow Music City Tours
Responded Oct 29, 2019
Hello Jo, thanks for taking the time to leave such a brilliant response! We're really pleased to hear how much you enjoyed it. We're still learning things about our city after running the tours for 5 years. I will pass on your kind comments to the guide, who will be super chuffed. Thanks for coming out with us.
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Francesca A wrote a review Oct 2019
Ellicott City, Maryland23 contributions13 helpful votes
There is a lot to see in Glasgow, but if you're looking for something a little different, this tour is great. As a music buff and pop culture junkie, I enjoyed visiting the landmarks and venues that have been influential in Glasgow's musical history. And it's great way to
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from JonathanTrew, Manager at Glasgow Music City Tours
Responded Oct 27, 2019
Hello Francesca, thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We're so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed and our Fiona is pretty awesome. We will pass on your comments to her, she'll be very chuffed. Thank you for coming out with us.
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