Glasgow City Centre: Private Half-Day Walking TourPrivate Tour
Enjoy a private half-day walking tour of Glasgow City Centre filled with magnificent Victorian architecture, and a great place to discover the genius Glaswegian architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Things to know
Culture Vulture, Family, Friends, History Buffs
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Walking tour: no transportation is included
- English Speaking Guide - Entrance to Glasgow Cathedral
- Gratuities optional
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off are not included
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you in front of the main entrance of Glasgow Cathedral, Castle St, Glasgow G4 0QZ
What makes this tour special
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 downthe 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.
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