Gander Walking Tours in Glasgow

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  • 3 hr

Go for a gander on a tour which reflects the energy and welcoming nature of Glasgow itself. All tours are conducted by myself, Johnny -- so if you have read a good review, you will know that that is the tour that you will be getting! I will provide you with a memorable introduction to this stupendous city, and at the conclusion of the tour, will be delighted to email you as many Glasgow recommendations as you can handle, tailored to your personal interests. Walk with the self-styled Glasgow Gander around Glasgow City Centre, from Royal Exchange Square to Glasgow Cathedral, taking in the city's famed Victorian architecture, and drinking deeply of its vibrant atmosphere. Learn the fascinating story of Glasgow in the company of a passionate guide.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Glasgow Gander Walking Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Gallery of Modern Art

Discover the hidden history of this landmark building and be introduced to Mother Glasgow, Scotland's powerhouse, by the self-styled Glasgow Gander.

Stop At: Duke of Wellington Statue

See the original cone-wearing commander, and discover the amusing story of this tradition of modern Glasgow at the expense of the Duke of Wellington.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: George Square

Be guided around the symbolic heart of Glasgow, watch for the unpredictable movement of a rooftop ship, and see one of northern Europe's finest civic buildings, Glasgow City Chambers.

Duration: 10 minutes

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Encounter a often-overlooked gem of Georgian Glasgow and hear about a club where pig-like gluttony was encouraged!

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In the shadow of one of the city centre's most striking buildings, hear the unflinching tale of Glasgow's growth as a commercial, then industrial city; its decline, renaissance, and the legacy, and ongoing impact, of Mother Glasgow on the world today.

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On this ancient thoroughfare, near the 16th century Tron Kirk Steeple, hear the remarkable story of an incredible hidden entertainment venue, in all its glory and grottiness!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tolbooth Steeple

Beneath the glorious 17th century Tolbooth Steeple (where the Trongate, the Saltmarket, London Road, the Gallowgate and High Street meet), encounter the eye-popping history of Old Glasgow at its epicentre -- Glasgow Cross.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. Mungo at High Street

See Glasgow's most famous son hiding in plain sight: one of the best pieces of street art you'll ever see.

Duration: 2 minutes

Pass By: Provand's Lordship

Across from the 15th century Provand's Lordship (the city's oldest house) take in four quite special buildings -- including a small blue one which is sometimes used for inter-dimensional travel!

Stop At: Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow's architectural pinnacle -- our medieval, Scottish Gothic cathedral, with the dramatic backdrop of Victorian Glasgow's 'city of the dead', the Necropolis, behind. (Depending on COVID restrictions on group size and mask-wearing inside the cathedral, the tour may finish outside the church.)

Duration: 10 minutes
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