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Tolbooth Steeple, Glasgow

Tolbooth Steeple, Glasgow: Our most recommended tours and activities

Glasgow: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

1. 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)

2. 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: Private Dark Side Tour

3. 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!

The Dark Side of Glasgow

4. The Dark Side of Glasgow

Let's share a dram and explore famous landmarks and gritty street art, while I tell you tales of Glasgow’s crime and macabre past. Hear about its ties to the slave trade, its gangs, its godfathers, its ghosts, and its twisted serial killers. Let's toast with single malt Scottish Whisky and have some traditional snacks whilst learning about the 'real' Glasgow, from a real Glaswegian. Bursting with trademark dry Glaswegian humour and feisty, entertaining tales, this is a unique tour experience not to be missed. 'People Make Glasgow' and this is a tour dedicated to the people and their thrilling, hilarious, and sometimes terrifying adventures. Want to know about Bible John? The Human Crocodile? The Gorbals Vampire? Arthur Thompson and his kin? Then look no further! These are not the stories you will find in museums, they cannot be summed up in a book. Glaswegians are known to spin a yarn and are the world’s greatest storytellers ─ your guide will add their own anecdotes passed down from family, including both the historical facts and the mythical imaginings clearly defined. Walk the affluent streets of the Merchant city, be faced with Glasgow's famous High Court of Justiciary, saunter through the cultural Glasgow Green Park, and head out to the Barras Market and Barrowland Ballroom before ending in the central historic heart of our city.

Glasgow: Private City Highlights Tour with a Local

5. Glasgow: Private City Highlights Tour with a Local

Explore Glasgow the way you want to, spend quality time with a local and get a real taste for our beautiful city. With flexible meeting and end points, and a dedicated local guide, maximise your time in Glasgow on a private tour. The friendliest city in the world, Glasgow has a turbulent history that has shaped it into the vibrant city you see today. Join us for an authentic insight into modern life throughout the city and spot little-known treasures along the way! Explore key sights in Glasgow City Centre, with an expert, local guide on a 1.5 hour tour. You will be immersed in the sights and sounds of the city as you travel back centuries to discover Glasgow’s dark and unique history: from cathedrals to street art, cities of the dead to Dr Who, there is something for everyone on this city centre tour! Our expert, local guides will bring their own anecdotes and perspectives to ensure every tour is unique! The tour includes a visit to: George Square Glasgow Cathedral & Necropolis Merchant City Iconic Street Art Glasgow Green People's Palace Clyde River The Duke of Wellington (and hopefully the cone on his head!) ...and many other hidden treasures you wouldn’t find by yourself!

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.

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What people are saying about Tolbooth Steeple, Glasgow

Our guide was fantastic - she was knowledgeable, informative and engaged in her presentation throughout the tour. She made Glasgow and it’s dark history come alive. Despite the showery weather she charged on unperturbed. Thanks for great walking tour!!

A super interesting tour that takes you to places that you hadn't necessarily thought of in this way.

Louise was great! Lovely tour guide who was very knowledgeable and personal. Highly recommended the tour.

Our guide was amazing! Lots of history, culture, cleverly and thoughtfully constructed and very funny!

Absolutely amazing & so much fun. I would recommend this to everyone!