University of Glasgow

One of the oldest universities in the English speaking world, its notable alumni include Lord Kelvin and Adam Smith.

Nearby Attractions

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
One of the most popular attractions in Scotland, the museum covers everything from Ancient Egypt to the Rennaisance.
Kelvingrove Park
The Kelvingrove Park is a large public space in the West End beloved by locals for its expansive green space and summer activities.
Botanic Gardens
Founded by a botanist and professor in 1817, the royal gardens have flourished as botanists have explored other climate zones and returned with plants, trees, and flowers for the gardens.
Ashton Lane
Lined with bars and eclectic restaurants, the cobblestone lane could easily be passed by if you don't know to look for it.
Oran Mor
Oran Mor is a very popular pub in Glasgow's West End located in what used to be the Kelvinside Parish Church constructed in 1875. The church spire was often described as an Italian Gothic Pyramid.
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!

Related Tours

Glasgow’s West End: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

Glasgow's Victorian and Edwardian architectural heritage can be seen throughout the city, but the West End is where the most diverse and fascinating variety of architectural styles can be found. Delve into the West End’s maze of historic cobbled alleyways and charming backstreets to discover Glasgow’s laid-back vibe with your private tour guide.

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

  • Enjoy the personal attention of a private tour guide on your walking tour of this historic pocket of Scotland's largest city;
  • Stroll quaint cobblestone lanes through the leafy, historic streets of Glasgow’s West End;
  • Admire the fine Victorian terraces and the stunning backdrop of the River Kelvin;
  • Discover the mature woodlands and birdlife of 34-acre Kelvingrove Park, popular with joggers, families and picnicking students;
  • Browse vintage stores, bookshops, art galleries, florists and cafes in the West End’s charming collection of neighbourhoods;
  • Marvel at the gothic splendour of the University of Glasgow buildings and the prehistoric wonders, old masters and Medieval weaponry of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum;
  • Wander among the colourful displays of vibrant blooms at Glasgow’s Botanical Gardens, home to the celebrated glasshouse, Kibble Palace;
  • Soak up the carefree, relaxed atmosphere of Ashton Lane, famous for its whisky bars, cocktail lounges and eateries;
  • Enjoy a pint or a glass of wine at a local pub, while your guide gives you expert local recommendations for the duration of your time in Glasgow.

With its laid-back vibe and energetic Bohemian buzz, the West End of Glasgow is undeniably charming. Bookshops, art studios and quirky cafes rub shoulders with organic outlets, record stores, florists, vintage boutiques and antique shops under the gaze of Glasgow’s prestigious university. Students picnic in parks and share books on the benches, the backstreets are a-buzz with locals going about their daily business.

On your private walking tour around the West End’s cobbled streets, you’ll step back in time to soak up the splendour of the handsome Gothic architecture in the city’s historic quarter. You’ll step inside Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, set amongst beautiful buildings influenced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a Scottish architect, designer and artist who called the city home.

After a guided tour of Kelvingrove Museum, you will head to Kelvingrove Park on the banks of River Kelvin before heading to the city’s Botanical Gardens, famed for its stunning variety of sweet-smelling vibrant blooms, shaded woodlands and wildflower carpets, before taking a peek at Kibble Palace, a magnificent dome-topped glasshouse filled with exotic ferns.

The West End’s whisky bars, cocktail lounges and bars in Ashton Lane are your final port of call, for a well-deserved drink.

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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