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University of Glasgow
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Glasgow's West End Private Tour
Ranked #3 of 274 things to do in Glasgow
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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
Gdansk, Poland
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Amazing place, open for tourists, with museum, and beautiful view. I would like to go back there in near future.

Visited February 2014
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

We just happened on this. Taking a bus tour of the city there was a technical problem so we were asked to leave the bus. We decided to have a wander into the university. It was stunning the buildings and court yard area reminded me of Oxford. The museum are was well wrth a look into

Visited March 2014
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

The main university building is said to have inspired Hogwarts and you can really see why. We did not do a formal tour but walked around the gothic quads, cloisters and Bute Hall by ourselves and soaked in the atmosphere of hundreds of years of learning. If I could be a student again, this is the sort of University I would like to attend. The University's Hunterian Museum is small but well worth a visit. If you like Victorian gothic architecture then I highly recommend a visit.

Visited February 2014
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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“Sunday morning”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Visited for first time on a sunday morning with my daughter. Lovely place to spend a couple of hours. Building very grand and the crypt gives great photograph shoots. Visited the museum which is free and marvelled more at the ceiling than some of the artifacts. Nice museum in lovely room. Café and shop on site but did not visit. Would probably visit the art gallery next time on the other side of the road. Very handy for Kelvingrove, Ashtons lane and Byres road.

Visited March 2014
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“A beautiful wander around the incredible University of Glasgow, with a great view over the city”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

I didn't take an official tour around the university, but I took a stroll through campus and I had a great time. It's close to some other important sites in the city, and the view from campus is incredible. It overlooks the city, and on a clear day it's gorgeous. Definitely worth the visit if you're sightseeing close by.

Visited October 2013
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