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University of Glasgow

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Address: University Avenue | West End, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland
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+44 141 330 2000
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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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Amazing buildings and structure

The main building of the Glasgow University is an impressive building to visit! It's at the heart of the west end of Glasgow and from the hill where the university is you can see... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The main building of the Glasgow University is an impressive building to visit! It's at the heart of the west end of Glasgow and from the hill where the university is you can see the whole city. It's beautiful for morning and afternoon tours but also for night walks! It has a big library and wonderful museums that you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This, the Gilbert-Scot Main Building, is "The" iconic building of the Glasgow skyline, and its a very interesting building to walk up to and walk around. There are regular tours, but at most times you can just walk into the grounds and try to find the quads and 'cloisters', which are the 'must see' parts, along with standing at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had an explore around the university, which is by far the nicest part of the city. Some wonderful museums and art galleries and a great botanical garden. A day well spent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was very I'll the day we did a day tour around Glasgow but this was on my list and so worth the visit. Old buildings, lecture halls, students and museums can be found here. I was fascinated at how much history was in those halls.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The university building are stunning and make for a lovely setting for a walk. There is also museums and galleries that can be visited within a short walk

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in the Kelvingrove Park area, beautiful campus with Baroque, Elizabethan and Victorian architecture co-existing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son graduated from George Washington University's School of International Affairs with Latin Honors. 3.84 Average. Did not really like the students at GW. Very stuck up! He decided to look for a University that offered a Masters Degree in Policy and Management. After an extensive search he found University of Scotland at Glasgow. It is rated on most University... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the walk to see the old buildings in Glasgow as they have Character and age and well looked after

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful architectural building, the place where many important people of history have studied. Eg, Adam Smith and Lord Kelvin

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this building is like Hogwarts, very interesting and beautiful. it has a free museum inside which is very interesting.

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