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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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Took in the scenery and snuck into the halls

If you haven't been to Hogwarts this is as close as you get. Walk inside to get a authentic feeling of way back then. We got kicked out by security after we had snuck into one of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 March 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

If you haven't been to Hogwarts this is as close as you get. Walk inside to get a authentic feeling of way back then. We got kicked out by security after we had snuck into one of the historic halls. Totally worth the scolding. = )

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Glasgow university represents one of the oldest universities. The halls are impressive and the requirements to obtain a place are incredibly high. It's an absolutely beautiful, historic place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Such a beautiful place! Although it's a university, it's still one of the main sightseeings in Glasgow. If you like architecture you will love it! It's located in the West End, very close to the Kelvingrove Park, which is another great place to visit there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I love the University. The grounds are gorgeous and nice to walk round on a clear day. The buildings have beautiful features. There's plenty to see and do, various galleries/museums and a shop in the Main Building and situated perfectly in the West End so lots of other things to see and do. Definitely worth dropping by if you're in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Loved the buildings and surroundings, I wish I could have studied in this university, could be a grade A student!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

This is a beautiful place to see the buildings and architecture are so lovely and lots of different styles. The chapel is lovely and its so busy you almost feel your back in the throng of student life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Not only is this university amazingly beautiful, it houses one of the best museums in all of Scotland. Be sure to not miss this, right in the center of campus in the quadrangle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Was really surprised at the amount of exhibitions on display. Well laid out, lots of good info, interactive displays. Superb museum and well worth a visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Very beautiful buildings with amazing architecture. Two interesting museums, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Hunterian. Very beautiful setting, amazing garden with stunning views. Nice to walk around or sit on a bench. Close to Kelvingrove Art Gallery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

This place is spectacular. The architecture is breathtaking. I was unable to stop turning around so I could get a look at everything. Truly beautiful!

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