Tours & Activities in Glasgow
A great tour of Glasgow with one of Scotland's leading tour guides. This is a tour of Glasgow city center but it is really an introduction to Scotland, its history and culture with Glasgow as the theme. Whether Gordon is reciting poetry in George Square or discovering Glasgow's obscure slave trade, this tour has it all. Glasgow's Victorian and Edwardian architecture is pretty grand, but it also had some of the world's worst slums and dwellings all within a few hundred yards of each other.
Learn how Glasgow went from a small medieval rural town to the 'Second City of the Empire' and within a hundred years, the Industrial Revolution began. We will explore the city center, admiring the buildings, using small alleys and secret alleys that you would never find on your own. Each building has a story, from murders to political unrest, and Gordon will explore it with you.
Ends at Glasgow Cross (place of execution) or Glasgow's Medieval Cathedral.
We will see each other soon 🙂
Discover some of the top attractions in the city of Glasgow such as the spectacular City Chambers, and even some lesser-known sites such as world’s oldest, surviving music hall, the Britannia Panopticon, in the company of a writer and historian. The tour finishes near the ancient Cathedral, the oldest building in the city
Marvel at the grandeur of the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture and sculpture that can still be found on so many streets.
Follow in the footsteps of the merchants, traders and pioneers who transformed the city’s fortunes and reputation and the workers who enabled that transformation.
Hear about some memorable moments from Glasgow’s history, including a few scandals and darker secrets.
Get an insight into what made Glasgow such an important cultural, commercial and scientific city in the 19th and early 20th century, second only to London, and earned it the title of ‘Second City of the Empire'.
Witness how the city has continued to transform itself and experience some of the vibrancy, creativity and culture of modern Glasgow.
Glasgow is currently one of the most visited cities in the United Kingdom and not many decades ago it was one of the most important cities of the Industrial Revolution , although today only remnants of that past remain. Join us on this journey through the history of its streets and its people, its buildings and architecture, its stories and anecdotes , but, above all, join us to enjoy this adventure with the best guides in Glasgow .
Glasgow was a city of inventions and inventors, so we will talk about the most important, those who brought with them that Scottish Enlightenment from the 18th century. We will take a tour of that Industrial Revolution that took this metropolis to the top of the world , until the most stately years of the Victorian era, where we will talk about one of its great architects: Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
We will walk along the banks of the River Clyde , the reason for being of this city, and where we will discover hidden secrets , to go to the old Tollbooth.
We will go up to Glasgow Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in Scotland , where we will tell the story of Saint Mungo , patron of the city, and his miracles, to finish at the top of its necropolis, with one of the best views of Glasgow.
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