George Square

With statues to Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Sir Robert Peel, and James Watt, the square is one of six city squares that comprise the city centre of Glasgow.

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Provand's Lordship
Provan's Lordship is the oldest house in Glasgow constructed in 1471, and one of four buildings that are still standing from Medieval times.
Gallery of Modern Art
The Gallery of Modern Art or GoMA is an important contemporary art gallery in Glasgow.
Merchant City
Originally the home and warehouses of wealthy tobacco lords, Merchant City now flourishes as a city center for locals and travellers.
Fellow Glasgow Residents
Fellow Glasgow Residents is a masterpiece by Smug covering an entire car park wall featuring wildlife that can be found in the city of Glasgow.
The Clutha Portraits
The Clutha Portraits are artworks curated by multiple artists on the walls of The Clutha Bar.
The World’s Most Economical Taxi
The World’s Most Economical Taxi, one of the most photographed murals in Glasgow by Rogue-One, with a curious fact: the brick wall is actually painted!

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Glasgow City Centre: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover an abundance of cultural treasures and stunning landmarks that reflect Glasgow City Centre's rich history and vibrant architectural heritage; in a city ranked top by the EU for its culture and creativity, openness, tolerance, and museums that attract more visitors than any UK city outside of London.

On your private half-day walking tour, you will:

  • Learn about some of Scotland’s dramatic history at the statue of William II
  • Enjoy the Bohemian atmosphere of a former industrial centre now filled with artists, designers, creators and innovators and listed as a UNESCO City of Music;
  • Visit St Mungo’s Museum dedicated to the connection between art and religion;
  • Admire the magnificent architecture of the Glasgow Cathedral, and take a walk down the hauntingly beautiful Glasgow Necropolis;
  • Walk past the oldest house in Glasgow: Provand’s Lordship (temporarily closed for visiting);
  • See Tennent's brewery park with 450 years of brewing tradition;
  • Hear the stories of the tradition of placing traffic cones on the head of the Duke of Wellington statue in front of the Gallery of Modern Art;
  • Stroll through the iconic George Square,and spot the Statue of Liberty in the City Chambers building;
  • End your tour by relaxing at a local pub with a pint of beer or a glass of house wine.

Glasgow is a beautiful city, famous for its trading and shipping history, and now the home to the Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera and the National Theatre of Scotland. Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is situated on the River Clyde in the West of Scotland and is famous for its stunning architecture - Victorian and art nouveau, thriving contemporary art scene, and successful financial sector.

Central Glasgow is an architectural mix of grand Victorian buildings and modern towers; both quaintly historic and very contemporary. The first stop on your private walking tour is Glasgow Cathedral. It is the city’s oldest building and was founded by Glasgow’s patron saint, St Mungo. St Mungo’s Museum, a peaceful gallery of religious artefacts housed in a Scottish baronial-style building, celebrates his holy life.

The Necropolis - a charming 27-acre Victorian garden cemetery adjacent to Glasgow Cathedral - tells the stories of those in this final resting place. Historic Wellpark brewery holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Glaswegians as the home of Tennent's Brewery, with its 450-year brewing tradition, it is the birthplace of Scotland’s favourite beer.

George Square, another much-loved and iconic landmark, is at the very heart of the city and draws picnicking families in summer and festive celebrations over winter. It is crowned by the City Chambers, a grandiose edifice that symbolises the city’s historic wealth, and you’ll see it has its very own statue of Liberty. Your final stop is Merchant City, once 18th-century cotton, tobacco and sugar trading hub, and now a swish shopping area with bijou cafes and sophisticated eateries.

Please note that Provand's Lordship is temporarily closed. During these closures, your guide will give the historical background from the outside.
Outlander-Inspired: Private All-Inclusive Day Trip from Glasgow

Immerse yourself in the dramatic and romantic world of 18th-century Scotland on this private Outlander-inspired adventure!

On your private all-day tour, you will:

  • Be picked up by your private driver and expert guide at a pre-arranged location of your choice in Glasgow;
  • Walk around George Square where Frank proposes to Claire, and see Glasgow University where Frank teaches in the series;
  • Enjoy magnificent scenic drives to multiple stunning locations used in the hit series, Outlander;
  • Visit the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway which transformed into a wartime London railway station where Claire and Frank say their goodbyes in season one;
  • Visit Blackness Castle, known in Outlander as Fort William – the menacing headquarters of Jamie’s nemesis, Black Jack Randall. One of Scotland’s most impressive strongholds, this stunning castle was built in the 15th century;
  • Take a well-deserved break for a traditional Scottish lunch (not included);
  • Tour the fascinating Aberdour Castle where Claire and Murtagh bring Jamie to recover after his terrible ordeal in the prison;
  • See evocative Dysart Harbour where Jamie and Claire escape to France;
  • Enjoy a peaceful and beautiful return drive to Glasgow.

For fans of the amazing Outlander series, inspired by the books of Diana Gabaldon and starring Sam Heughan and Catriona Balfe as Jamie and Claire Fraser, this tour is not to be missed! Whether you’re a fan of Outlander or not (you will be by the end of the day!) this is a stunning and fascinating tour of some of Scotland’s loveliest scenery and magnificent castles.

Your expert guide will also be a passionate fan of the series and show you the historic locations used for filming during this full-day tour in a luxury private vehicle. Your guide will point out all the fictional Outlander references and also tell you the ‘real’ history of all the sites you’ll take in on this jam-packed, day-long adventure!

Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Scottish countryside, and step back in time as you relive some of the most iconic scenes from Outlander. Beware of the unreliable Scottish weather and bring comfortable clothing, a raincoat, and walking shoes.

Please note: If your travelling party is larger than 3, please be in touch so we may work with you on a custom booking. Also, in the case that one of the castles is closed on the day of your tour, your guide will spend more time in the other locations.

DISCLAIMER: This tour is an unlicensed and unauthorised tour of sites featured in the television series 'Outlander' developed by Ronald D. Moore, Left Bank Pictures, Story Mining and Supply Company, Tall Ship Productions and Sony Pictures Television Studios. Travel Curious Ltd. and this tour does not have any association with, or connection to, the television series 'Outlander', Ronald D. Moore, Left Bank Pictures, Story Mining and Supply Company, Tall Ship Productions and Sony Pictures Television Studios. 



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