Glasgow: The Magnificent and Mysterious History of Glasgow

Central Scotland, Scotland
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About this experience

Explore a little of the history of this ancient, and very modern city on a guided walking tour Glasgow. Discover its 6th century origins, marvel at the tremendous wealth, power and prosperity Glasgow enjoyed in the 19th century, and discover how it became known as The Second City of the Empire.

Hear about some memorable moments and colourful characters 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. Many architects to this day, consider Glasgow, the 'most Victorian' city in the United Kingdom, because of the many incredible buildings that still stand today.

Learn how Glasgow has continually over the centuries, and particularly in recent years, becoming one of the most cosmopolitan, vibrant 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, and the Ramshorn Church.

The tour finishes close to George Square, the original starting point.

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  • Duration

    2.5 hour

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  • Destination

    Glasgow & Clyde Valley

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  • Best time to visit

    • Spring
    • Autumn
    • Summer
  • Nearby stations

    • Hamilton Central

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