I took the free walking tour in Glasgow. Our tour guide, a lovely gentleman named Ian, has given us an excellent tour of the town. The fact that he had 40 years of experience from living in Glasgow has made the tour very special
For the Glasgow Free Tour, we will meet at 10:15 am between the Lion sculpture on George Square. From here, we will also visit the statue of the Duke of Wellington, which is a perfect example of Scottish ironic humour. His statue is just a stone’s throw away from Buchanan Street, Glasgow’s main shopping street.
During the Scottish Enlightenment, Glasgow was a city of innovations and inventors, and we will talk about the most important ones on this tour. You will discover how the Industrial Revolution took this metropolis to the top of the world and learn about one of its great architects of the Victorian era, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Together, we will discover hidden secrets along the banks of the River Clyde, which is the reason we’ve got this city in the first place, and stroll along towards the old Tollbooth.
Finally, you will hear the story of St Mungo, patron saint of the city, and his miracles. Then turning down into the "Merchant City" to explore Glasgow's Secret past. After 2 hours of sightseeing, the tour will end at Glasgow Cross the heart of Medieval Glasgow.
It is totally free to book, but the guide greatly appreciates to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people leave £10 and others £50, pay what you think the tour deserves.)
You decide the price!
We trust 100% in each of our professional guides, and each of them has their own unique, personal style to deliver the stories of the city. Therefore, their routes may vary slightly and cover different areas, but in most cases on the Glasgow Free Walking Tour we will share with you:
The approximate duration of the tour is:2h
Between the Lion sculpture on George Square
We will meet at 10:15am in 45 John St, Glasgow G1 1LY, UK (Between the Lion sculpture on George Square).
If you would like an experience tailored to you, we offer personalized packages with a variety of options. You can choose the duration of the tour, focus on specific aspects of the city’s history, and explore the locations that are of interest to you.
Free Tour You decide the price!