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.
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Join me on a tour through the streets, alleyways, parks, and courtyards of Scotland’s biggest city.
Explore a little of the history of this ancient, and very modern city, from its origins in the 6th century, and marvel at the tremendous wealth, power and prosperity Glasgow enjoyed in the 19th century, when it became known, across the world, as The Second City of the Empire.
Hear about some memorable moments from Glasgow’s history, including a few scandals and darker secrets.
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.
Marvel at the grandeur of the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture and sculpture that can still be found on so many streets.
Learn how Glasgow has continually reinvented itself in the 20th and 21st century, becoming one of the most cosmopolitan and creative cities in Europe.
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. The tour finishes near the Ramshorn Church, close to George Square.
(Please note, this tour is in English)
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 ones, those who brought with them that Scottish Enlightenment of 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 this city, and where we will discover hidden secrets , to head 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 saint of the city, and his miracles, ending at the top of its necropolis, with one of the best views of Glasgow.
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