Glasgow Historic Sites

Historic Sites in Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow Historic Sites

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What travellers are saying

  • burtonraquet
    Tadcaster, UK27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was blown over by the cathedral the gothic architecture was fantastic , I was completely in awe of the building ,
    it’s well worth a visit .
    Written 4 June 2024
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  • Louise C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent retirement party for 64. Efficient organisation and great food. Good wine choices with a lovely venue. I chose this since I had always had good service everytime I arranged a meeting or dinner there. They did not disappoint.
    Written 5 June 2024
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  • Martin P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For any fan of Macintosh and his wife, Margaret Macdonald, a visit to their house museum is a 'must do'. Set in a 'brutalist' enclosure, which mimics aspects of the original end of terrace house, the original layout, decoration and furnishings have been reproduced faithfully. The attendant I met was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. To experience their living arrangements, and witness the beautiful designs , was a privilege.
    Written 21 April 2024
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  • John A
    Brentwood, UK432 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a real education - both in terms of the social history but also the language. A tenement house is what we might call an apartment or flat. They could be different sizes from effectively one room (studio flat) to the preserved one containing 4 very reasonably sized rooms.
    Rachel C (who was on duty) was really knowledgeable about the artifacts, the history of the tenements in Glasgow and able to relate it to other areas and experiences.
    Perhaps the biggest surprise was the size of the bathroom given that floor space is always precious. I am not sure how warm the bath would have been when the water read only heated by the back boiler behind the range in the kitchen. However the sight of Izal toilet paper brought back memories (and mental scars!).
    A great visit with great staff. Definitely recommend.
    Written 21 June 2024
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  • Heather B
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a tour of the city chambers with our college, we explored most of the grounds and admired the grand rooms and paintings, we also learned from workers there.
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • Alexander I
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous tour led by the Museum Curator Lauren. Lots of facts and fun information with access to all areas, followed by a lovely afternoon tea. If you haven’t been would thoroughly recommend it. A wonderful part of our heritage. Well done Lauren and team
    Written 1 June 2024
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  • GlennA946
    Whitehaven, UK240 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited Glasgow Green on my way to The People's Palace and this is a fine park that is easy to walk around as it's flat and stretches for about a mile through the East End. This is an excellent park to practivce yoga( I saw two women doing yoga on mats), exercise a dog, play football, or merely have a long walk like I did. The Victorian momuments, including one to Horatio Nelson, fountains and gates as you enter add to the appeal, and in summer Glasgow Green is used for concerts.

    Glasgow Green is on the eastern edge of the city centre and easy to find if you follow the tourist signs. While not as lavish as The Botanical Gardens and Kelvingrove Park, it's still a nice place to visit for an hour.
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • Rachel H
    Hackham300 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a surprisingly lesser known gem in central Glasgow. In fact, I had no idea and it wasn't on my list of places to visit, but I was so glad I did. It is situated opposite Glasgow Cathedral and is an historical medieval house which is now a museum and restored to what it was like in the 15-16th century. It is associated with Mary Queen of Scots as well.

    It's free and less touristy than some other places but well worth a short visit.
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • Derek B
    Glasgow, UK10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I accept some previous comments that the cafe is not quite what it used to be. Today, for the first time in many years, we took the guided tour of the house. We found it fascinating, brought alive by the knowledge of Oliver, our guide, who I hope is recognised by the NTS for his great service. (But maybe speak a wee bit slower!)
    Written 8 October 2023
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  • Tony McCutcheon
    Glasgow, UK25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I recently got married in this stunning venue.

    All the staff (especially Judy, Willie and Paul) were very friendly, professional and couldn't do enough to help make our day an amazing spectacle.

    Everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves and commented on the stunning architecture and history of all the rooms and the building itself.

    We would therefore thoroughly recommend this venue to anyone wishing to host any event.

    Tony & Jacqui McCutcheon
    Written 3 August 2023
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  • david n
    Manchester, UK4,681 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    .. upon this clock tower by chance but it did grab our attention. I suppose a little forlorn now stranded in the middle of a road junction but perhaps it always was ?
    Written 19 December 2022
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  • annronnie
    Belfast, UK3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Convenient for city centre.
    Beautiful, well-maintained building.
    Stained glass interesting. Also historical value.
    Written 26 November 2019
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  • johnnymac2017
    Kilmacolm, UK1,264 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Previously called St Georges Place, in the 80's, Glasgow City Council decided to rename this to honour Nelson Mandela, who was then imprisoned in South Africa.

    This was the council sticking 2 fingers up at the, then, apartheid regime, because this was where the South African embassy was situated. This meant that all mail would be delivered to - South African Embassy, Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow.

    Subsequently, Mandela after his release visited Glasgow, and was awarded the Freedom of the City of Glasgow.

    His autograph is now on display in the city chambers.
    Written 30 August 2023
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  • Gordon P
    Brussels, Belgium95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can walk here from the centre of town or get a bus or a train - one of the ones heading south from Glasgow Central or by bus on Jamaica street.

    Here it's simply a must see in terms of one of Greek Thomson's masterpiece, especially interesting in the evening. In fact one part of the year they have a kind of night show with lights - but you would need to check on that.
    Written 17 November 2019
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  • Amber Millar
    Fife, UK22 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful building unfortunately there was a security guard there and it’s all fenced up. we travelled from fife to visit the place so was a wee bit gutted. Apparently there’s a way in around the side and under the ground.
    Written 14 June 2023
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