From the famed University of Glasgow at stop 14 to the stunning Hydro concert venue at stop 11, we’ve got all interests covered.
On our tour map, we’ve listed all the key attractions found at each stop and our friendly guides will recommend the key attractions and sights along the route.
The best part is many of Glasgow’s top attractions are free! You can hop off our tour at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the most visited museum in the UK outside London, and explore their extensive and fascinating collection which includes everything from mummies to Mackintosh and dinosaurs to Dali. The Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship also make for a budget-friendly adventure where you can discover Glasgow’s transport through the years, with lots of family friendly fun and interactive exhibits.
If you are a Charles Rennie Mackintosh lover, The Lighthouse at stop 7 and the Hunterian at stop 14 are home to some of his finest work.
Glasgow Cathedral and the Necropolis are among the most popular landmarks in the city. Glasgow Cathedral is the oldest building in Glasgow dating back to 1136 and is known for its distinctive lime green roof. It is the oldest Cathedral building on the Scottish mainland remaining intact. The Necropolis overlooks Glasgow Cathedral and is a Victorian burial ground.
Glasgow is known for being the set of many a blockbuster film and hit television series. Our very own St Vincent Street stood in for London in a high speed car chase in Fast and Furious spin off ‘Hobbs and Shaw’. Outlander has filmed several scenes in our city, with an executive producer even naming Glasgow Cathedral as his favourite filming location. World War Z starring Brad Pitt filmed its opening scenes in the heart of our city at George Square.
For Harry Potter fans, the cloisters at the University of Glasgow are a must-see. The Gothic-revival style main building bears strong resemblance to the fictional School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Hogwarts. The grassy Quadrangles bring to mind Hogwarts’ grounds where Harry learns to fly in the first film. Have a wander through the grounds and you’re guaranteed a variety of Instagram hot spots.
If you’re looking for a peaceful retreat within a vibrant city centre, you’ve come to the right place. The Gaelic for Glasgow is Glaschu which means ‘Dear Green Place’. We are lucky to have over 90 parks and gardens where you can soak up tranquility and nature in the heart of the city. From Glasgow Green to Kelvingrove Park and the Botanic Gardens, there is plenty of choice for a summer stroll or mindful moment.
We also recommend you visit the People Make Glasgow website where you’ll find a great array of things to do and places to visit while you are here.