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Glasgow City Chambers, Glasgow

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Glasgow: City Center Guided Walking Tour

1. Glasgow: City Center Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour around all the main sites of the city, giving you an excellent opportunity to get your bearings of the city and find out about its history and culture. See the growth of Glasgow from where it began to where it is now and how the vibrant culture that exists today was born through its rich history. The tour lasts around 1.5 hours and will incorporate a break to give you a chance to visit the Necropolis and spend a penny. The tour is about 3 miles long so please bear this in mind. The tour will take a look at famous figures to Glasgow, such as St. Mungo, and their stories as we go through the city. Key sights visited include George Square, Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis, Glasgow Green, The Clyde, and The Duke of Wellington, plus explore some hidden treasures of the city that you wouldn't see by yourself!

Glasgow: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

2. Glasgow: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Glasgow's landmarks at your own pace with an interactive smartphone app. Embark on a fun scavenger hunt around the city, decipher riddles and unlock interesting facts to interact with the most important attractions. Use the game app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Glasgow’s must-sees on foot. Learn about each site you see and solve location-based riddles that can only be started at specific locations. Use imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal your next destination. Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game and take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the game later or save the rest for another day. Your scavenger hunt will bring you to sites such as St Enoch Square, the Gallery of Modern Art, George Square, Glasgow City Chambers, the Merchant City area, City Halls & Old Fruitmarket, the Tolbooth Steeple, St Andrew's Square, Doulton Fountain, and the People's Palace.

Glasgow: Guided City Highlights Tour & Whisky Tasting (5pm)

3. Glasgow: Guided City Highlights Tour & Whisky Tasting (5pm)

Enjoy a wee walk and a premium whisky tasting in a local pub with a fun, local guide and see a new side to Glasgow on your trip with this small-group tour. You'll spend the first part of the tour on a walking tour with your guide, discovering the history and culture of Glasgow, visiting the key spots to see on a trip to the city. Throughout the tour you will take a look at some of the famous and lesser known figures to Glasgow, such as our patron saint St Mungo, and even Dr Who! Hear their stories as we travel through the centuries and explore what Glasgow has to offer. After the walking tour, you'll deserve a wee nip (three, in fact)! Relax with the guide and enjoy a premium whisky tasting, trying three full drams of Scotland's finest whiskies, learning more about the whiskies as you go. Since launching, this has been one of our most popular tours for those looking for some sightseeing with a twist! Everything is included in the price, just show up and enjoy!

Glasgow: The Magnificent and Mysterious History of Glasgow

4. Glasgow: The Magnificent and Mysterious History of Glasgow

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.

Glasgow: Private Dark Side Tour

5. Glasgow: Private Dark Side Tour

A city well-known for its turbulent past, Glasgow has a lot of secrets. Built by industry, shaped by its working class, and run by gangs operating out of ice-cream vans. This 1.5 hour tour with a local guide will take you on a walk in the darker side of Glasgow’s history - some centuries ago, some decades, and some still happening in the city today. From unsolved murders to tales of notorious inmates and Glasgow’s foundations as a city built on the back of slavery, this tour will bring our dark past into light as you discover a different side to this iconic city. We recommend taking this tour in the evening darkness for full effect! We cannot do late night tours on Saturday nights as the area we walk are too full of bars. Key sights include: Glasgow Cathedral & Necropolis (City of the Dead!) Blackfriar's Tolbooth Prison The Clyde & The Slave Trade Vampire of the Gorbals ...and many, many more!

Glasgow: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

6. Glasgow: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. You will come across St Enoch Square, the Gallery of Modern Art, George Square, Glasgow City Chambers, the Merchant City area, City Halls & Old Fruitmarket, the Tolbooth Steeple, St Andrew's Square, Doulton Fountain, and the People's Palace along the way.

Glasgow: Self-Guided Walk and Interactive Treasure Hunt

7. Glasgow: Self-Guided Walk and Interactive Treasure Hunt

Go Quest Adventures is turning the streets of Glasgow into an Adventure Playground. Welcome to Glasgow! Famous for its remarkable architecture, strong cultural arts scene, world class museums, and of course the city of the dead, the Necropolis, it’s no wonder Glasgow was recently voted one of best cities in the world to visit. Explore the Merchant City area of Glasgow and unlock a hidden trail by finding clues, solving puzzles and completing challenges, earning points along the way all self-guided through the Go Quest Adventures app. See the area's highlights, explore it's hidden gems and learn some insider history and fun facts along the way (even locals will discover something new). As the Quest is self guided you can: * Start your Quest whenever you want, get instant access with nothing to print off from home * Go as fast as you want and try to top the leaderboard, or go at your own pace, stopping for rest breaks along the way. Your Quest will take place in Glasgow’s Merchant City district, starting at George Square, winding you through Strathclyde University and up to the Cathedral, before leading you through some of Glasgow’s more hidden sites. Along the way you’ll discover some of Glasgow’s famous street art, works by Scotland’s most famous architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, hear a ghost story or two and of course you might spot a statue with a cone on its head. So grab a traffic cone (in case one is missing) put on some comfy shoes and discover the richness and heritage of Scotland’s Dear Green Place as you explore the sights, discover hidden gems and ultimately, conquer your Glasgow Quest. This is an ideal outdoor activity for couples, families, groups of friends, school groups and can be the perfect team building or corporate activity.

Glasgow: City Exploration Game and Tour

8. Glasgow: City Exploration Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with an City Exploration game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Glasgow. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game and take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the game later or save the rest for another day. Your scavenger hunt will bring you to sites such as St Enoch Square, the Gallery of Modern Art, George Square, Glasgow City Chambers, the Merchant City area, City Halls & Old Fruitmarket, the Tolbooth Steeple, St Andrew's Square, Doulton Fountain, and the People's Palace.

Guided Walking Tour of Glasgow

9. Guided Walking Tour of Glasgow

Join a guided tour of Glasgow complete with a journey by train from Edinburgh. See popular attractions, including the Glasgow Necropolis, St Mungo's Cathedral, and more as you learn about the city's history. Meet your guide on Edinburgh's Royal Mile and make your way to Waverley Station, where you'll board a train bound for Glasgow. Once there, embark on a guided tour of the city, learning about its past and present as you walk. Step back in time as you delve into Glasgow's history and discover interesting facts about important historical figures. Visit George Square and admire the City Chambers overlooking the square. Marvel at the impressive Gothic façade of the Glasgow Cathedral, the oldest building in the city, and hear about the Industrial Revolution and its impact on Glasgow's society in the 19th century as you wander along Buchanan Street to the River Clyde. Make the most of your time here by staying a while at the end of your tour. Your guide will provide a map with some suggested tour routes and tips on what to explore. Then, once you're ready, use your return ticket to catch the train back to Edinburgh.

Glasgow: Capture the most Photogenic Spots with a Local

10. Glasgow: Capture the most Photogenic Spots with a Local

Experience Glasgow through the lens of a local, capturing both the iconic views and the photogenic charm of hidden corners. Navigate from the iconic George Square capturing its vibrant historical statues to the emblematic Glasgow City Chambers renowned for its ornate Victorian façade. Uncover their unique roles in the daily life of locals, from being a beloved meeting point to a scene straight out of a postcard. Experience Glasgow intimately, as your Local reveals the stories behind famed postcard scenes, blending photogenic imagery with personal anecdotes. This experience offers a distinctive view of Glasgow, combining picturesque highlights with authentic cultural insights, making it a can't-miss experience for any visitor.

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What people are saying about Glasgow City Chambers, Glasgow

Gabe was exceptional. He gave us a warm welcome to his beautiful city telling us about the turbulent, inspiring, ground-breaking history that Glasgow has. It was a great introduction for our trip.

Louise is such a sweatheart and has an amazing knowledge of Glasgow. Thanks to her we saw wonderful murals and came up with an idea for another amazing trip.

Although it was in the midst of a storm, the tour was very informative and relaxed!! I would book another tour with this company if I ever return to Glasgow

The guide Stephen was a real credit to your company. Local knowledge second to none and v proud of your fine city

Extremely engaging and informative. Louise’s guided tour is highly recommended.