PAT'S WEST END BLOG: Glasgow City Tours: Behind the Scenes at Glasgow Central Station
Behind the Scenes at Glasgow Central Station
Glasgow’s 135 year old Central Station is Scotland’s busiest train station. In 2012 Door Open Day held tours of the station which sold out instantly. Now more extensive tours have been organised lasting 90 minutes and costing £10.
Profits from the tour will help pay for improvements at the station. They will include: climbing the ninety steps to the station’s historic glass roof, said to be the biggest in the world, and with wonderful views across the River Clyde and the city of Glasgow, the old steam engine boiler rooms and derelict tunnels in the basement.
Tourists will also visit the abandoned Victorian village Grahamston, which the station was built over in 1879.
Glasgow Central Experience
More about the history of Glasgow Central Station: The Heilanman’s Umbrella and the Teuchter Trail by Ian R. Mitchell
Recent Blogs: Pat's Guide To Glasgow West End
Behind the Scenes at Glasgow Central Station Glasgow’s 135 year old Central Station is Scotland’s busiest train station. In 2012 Door Open Day held tours of the station which sold out instantly. Now more extensive tours have been organised lasting 90 minutes and costing £10. Profits from the tour will help pay for improvements at […]
Snack Family + Herbert Powell + Antique Pony 5 November Bar Bloc Snack Family“Sleazier than Waits out on the pull with the Fat White clan, SF make the kind of leather-clad perv-rock that should be filed somewhere between The Amazing Snakeheads and Lurie’s 1980s art-jazzers The Lounge Lizards.” NME “If Nick Cave was the lead […]
Ruth Nicol Three Rivers Meet RGI Exhibition runs 8 until 29 November 2014 Ruth Nicol, inspired by Alexander Moffat’s 1980’s painting ‘Poets’ Pub’, investigates thelandscapes of the seven great Scottish poets; Hugh MacDiarmid, Edwin Morgan,Norman MacCaig, Sorley Maclean, George Mackay Brown, Robert Garioch andIain Crichton Smith. Ruth has captured the vast and varied landscapes of Scotlandduring an intense […]
Frightfest Halloween ‘The Dark Heart of Cinema’ All-Dayer 2014 N/C 18+ GFT Saturday 1 November Buy tickets online Frightfest once again returns to the GFT this Halloween for an all-day event guaranteed to rattle your senses, leaving you shocked and terrified for another year. Beginning with the World Premiere of Last Shift, the latest from […]
Alasdair Gray, From the Personal to the Universal, Kelvingrove, 11 October, 2014 – 22 February, 2015
Alasdair Gray Life’s Work Retrospective From the Personal to the Universal Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Opens Saturday 11th October until February 22nd, 2015 Celebration of Alasdair Gray’s work at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is delighted to be staging this major ‘life’s work’ retrospective in celebration of Alasdair Gray’s 80th birthday in December. The […]