Tours of the University of Glasgow

Photo: glasgow university. The University of Glasgow is one of the most historic and interesting buildings in the city and adds significantly to the atmosphere and attraction of the West End.

The Tour

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. Originally located on High Street in the city centre near Glasgow Cathedral, in 1870 it moved to Gilmorehill, where its striking buildings look over Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

This fascinating tour includes some of the university?s most significant spots - from philosopher Thomas Reid?s tombstone and the atmospheric cloisters, to the staircase Lord Kelvin would take from his house to his laboratory - whilst discovering the connections of James Watt, Adam Smith and Isabella Elder whose names are inscribed on the university?s Memorial Gates.


Tours leave from the University Visitor Centre on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets can be purchased from SRC Reception in the John McIntyre Building or from the Tour Guide prior to the tour starting at 2pm
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