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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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An amazing experience to visit, what a wonderful building! Imagine to be here every day and to be able to study here.

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An amazing experience to visit, what a wonderful building! Imagine to be here every day and to be able to study here.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You should really make time for a walk through the campus of the University. The old buildings, the open spaces, seeing life on campus is a nice experience. It's a big part of the city, its worth the time.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing University grounds and building. Very much like Harry Potter World in Orlando but this is the real thing. It could quite easily have been filmed here. Great place to wander around after visiting Mackintosh House or the Hunterian Museum.

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

pretty nice park, very nice university. nothing you can really visit in my opinion but you can relax in the park

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The guided tours are really good, so try and get the guided tour. Lots of funny and interesting anecdotes.

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If you're visiting Glasgow and strapped for time like we were, be sure to walk around this gorgeous campus! Your jaw will drop around very turn as this building offer up endless beauty. There are also great views overlooking Glasgow as well.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my uni, and there couldn't be a much prettier campus! Walking through the cloisters to get to lectures each morning definitely makes me happy I chose Glasgow. Not all of it is pretty - there are also plenty of examples of 60s brutalist nightmares. But it's an interesting contrast. I recommend taking the SRC tour to find out more... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed nearby at an AirBNB, and walked through the great parks and by the old university buildings. I hadn't heard too much about this before, so was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of this university. Lots of happy students bounding about! Much more hilly than I ever would have guessed. Worth walking around.

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Glasgow Uni is among the Best universities in the UK if not the world.. the building and surroundings are amazing and it's home to The Hunterian which is the oldest museum in Scotland as well as The Mackintosh House, The Zoology Museum and The Anatomy Museum. you will enjoy visiting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in the Patrick area all my life 😀working at the university was great😃Loads of students and events at the unions 😎University avenue nice walk if walking to town from Patrick!if in Glasgow the tour bus will take you past the university the tour is fab and shows that Glasgow is a really lovely place😉😉

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