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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
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Just like Harvard

Stunning buildings and gardens. Nice student environment. Very much like the University of Harvard in Boston. Plan your visit for 60-90 minutes. Don't forget your camera and be... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning buildings and gardens. Nice student environment. Very much like the University of Harvard in Boston. Plan your visit for 60-90 minutes. Don't forget your camera and be prepared to remember the old times when you were a student.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This quarter of Glasgow is very relaxed. The local people in here were very friendly and helpful. The buildings were just great!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The University of Glasgow campus and its old, very old buildings are a must to see place in that city. It can be a 30 min walk or a three hour visit, if your time allows. Talk to the students, take pictures, read the history. It is well worth.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a stroll around the campus as we were heading to the Hunterian Museum. As an American, I was amazed by the age of the University. It's older than the United States! Scenes from season 3 of Outlander were filming here during our stay in Glasgow.

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The university really does look like Hogwarts and is therefore a really cool place to visit as a Harry Potter fan! Furthermore, it's free and even though I didn't go inside the courtyards offered more than enough beautiful scenery. Also, from up there you have a wonderful view over Glasgow!

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The campus is just magnificent with buildings Harry Potter's like and pieces of perfect green. Gives you ideas about going back to studies

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was at the Installation Ceremony for the new Lord Rector Aamer Anwar. The university is steeped in history and was a perfect setting. Bute Hall and the museum gave an insight into what the university has achieved over the years and it would be a pleasure to return.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An hour-long tour of Britain's 4th-oldest University which heralded some very interesting facts. The tour guide was excellent in her knowledge and patient with some younger tourists. Thoroughly recommended, though at 10 pounds per person a little expensive.

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The archetecture goes on and on. and is very beautiful. Very interesting places to visit within. We would highly recommend it as a stop on the hop on hop off bus.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...plus a couple of very nice museums, including the MacIntosh house. The older buildings are well preserved and offer a delightful example of...uhhhhh...well, I don't know what sort but OLD architecture. Really really old. And lovely too.

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