Glasgow Tour's dark and secret past.

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Gordon
Quality Verified Registered on November 24, 2020

I have had a long career as an engineer, military service, police officer, businessman, judge, so I have some stories. Since I retired about seven years ago, I trained as an actor and then started as a tour guide about five years ago. I really love my city and have a lot of fun exploring it with guests and surprising them.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

A great tour of Glasgow with one of Scotland's leading tour guides. This is a tour of Glasgow city center, but it really is an introduction to Scotland, its history and culture using Glasgow as a theme. Whether it's Gordon reciting poetry in George Square or discovering Glasgow's obscure slave trade, this tour has it all. Glasgow's Victorian and Edwardian architecture is quite magnificent, but it also had some of the worst slums in the world and lodgings all within a few hundred meters of each other.
Learn how Glasgow went from a small medieval rural town to the "Second City of the Empire" and started the industrial revolution within a hundred years. We will explore the city center, admire the buildings, using small alleys and secret alleys that you would never find on your own. Each building has a story, from murders to political strife, and Gordon will explore them with you.
Ends at Glasgow Cross (execution site) or Glasgow's medieval cathedral.
We will see each other soon :)

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  • Meeting point:
    VQ62+F5 Glasgow, UK
    VQ62+F5 Glasgow, UK
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    Among the lions they sometimes wear a kilt.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Frances 28 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Gordon is very lovely and the tour is a good introduction to Glasgow, would recommend
Sheryl 28 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
Gordon is a brilliant tour guide, a walking encyclopedia of history, knowledge of the area & great fun! Thoroughly enjoyed myself. If I could give him 10 stars I could!
Eve ... 19 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Great tour by local Glaswegian. Must do activity when visiting Glasgow especially as guide gave great recommendations for things to do and see
Sarah 15 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Gordon delivered an amazing tour full of brilliant facts and guided us through a story of Glasgow developing into the city that it has become today! 100% would recommend this tour and was engaged in the tale throughout 😊 Regardless of a little Scottish weather 😂
Jill 14 Nov 2022
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Travelled in group - Oct 2022
An excellent story teller with a lit of information on the history of Glasgow
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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