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University of Glasgow

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Address: University Avenue | West End, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 330 2000
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Take a fascinating tour of the University of Glasgow campus, and explore...

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

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If visiting Glasgow you must visit this magnificent building, the architecture alone is breathtaking. Situated in the West End, and within walking distance of excellent bars and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

If visiting Glasgow you must visit this magnificent building, the architecture alone is breathtaking. Situated in the West End, and within walking distance of excellent bars and restaurants. This university is indeed one of the best in the world, that's why so many foreign students attend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Our daughter attended university here after graduating in Canada She had an excellent experience and made many life long friends The residences were very good and safe

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

iconic building that dominates the West End skyline. Well worth a visit for both tourists and Glaswegians alike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

This is a place with great atmosphere and lovely views. Gothic charm. Cloisters a favourIte for photo shoots. The museum and galleries on campus also worth visiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

A visit to Glasgow is not complete without viewing this ancient University. The views over Glasgow from the Flagpole are stunning. Walk through the beautiful cloisters and step inside the tranquility of the Chapel. There is a visitors shop and cafe. However during term time I recommend the cafe at The Crypt right opposite the University at Wellington church. Visit... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Amazing architecture, and stonework! The University gift shop has many unique items. The cathedral and library are quite fascinating to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Gorgeous architecture! Great for a rainy day- walk around and explore the University! Food and cafes nearby, park within walking distance for children!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

I walked through from Kelvingrove Museum to the Hunterian Museum and then Mackintosh House. It's a lovely campus even in the rain.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

In Glasgow on a short trip and had a look around the university. Very good feel about the place and people generally very helpful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Now I'm not a student but I still appreciate a beautiful campus where scenes of Harry Potter was shot. If your a fan, then it's definitely worth checking out. The grounds and buildings are beautiful.

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