Glasgow is just brimming with architectural gems from centuries past. Its most famous Victorian architect, Alexander Thomson, is known for his Caledonia Road Church, Walmer Crescent, Cessnock as well as the St. Vincent Street Church. Thomson is not the only famous architect to create in this city, however. Charles Rennie Mackintosh is responsible for such buildings as the Glasgow Art School , House for an Art Lover and Hill House.

In 1999, Glasgow received the City of Architecture and Design award thanks in part to its gloried architectural past combining with contemporary designs by present-day architects. There’s so much to see in this city that it’s not a bad idea to perhaps take an architectural tour that will point out such wonders as Baird Hall, The Hatrack or Glasgow Cathedral. There are a variety of walking tours offered in the area – your best bet is to ask a local or at your hotel for recommendations.