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The Dark and Secret Past of Glasgow Tour.
We are three local guides, Gordon, Ian and Marty. We all live in Glasgow Ian and Marty are professional actors Gordon is a local historian. Our tours are great fun and engaging. We are Glasgow’s top rated guides with about five hundred five star reviews.
A great tour of Glasgow with one of Scotland's leading tour guides. This is a tour of Glasgow city center but it is really an introduction to Scotland, its history and culture with Glasgow as the theme. Whether Gordon is reciting poetry in George Square or discovering Glasgow's obscure slave trade, this tour has it all. Glasgow's Victorian and Edwardian architecture is pretty grand, but it also had some of the world's worst slums and dwellings all within a few hundred yards of each other.
Learn how Glasgow went from a small medieval rural town to the 'Second City of the Empire' and within a hundred years, the Industrial Revolution began. We will explore the city center, admiring 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 unrest, and Gordon will explore it with you.
Ends at Glasgow Cross (place of execution) or Glasgow's Medieval Cathedral.
We will see each other soon :)
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:VQ62+C4Q Glasgow, UKVQ62+C4Q Glasgow, UK
We meet between the lions on George square at 10.15 and leave at 10.30
1Outside visitgeorge square
George Square is one of Glasgow's most iconic and popular tourist destinations. Located in the heart of the city, the square is home to a number of impressive buildings and monuments, including the City Chambers and the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. The square is also a popular spot for events and festivals, and is often used for public demonstrations
2Outside visitBuchanan Street
Buchanan Street is one of Glasgow's main shopping streets. It is located in the city centre and runs from George Square to Argyle Street. The street is named after John Buchanan, a tobacco merchant and one of Glasgow's richest men in the 18th century. The street is home to a
3Outside visitDuke of Wellington statue
The world famous “Conehead”. Actually the Duke of Wellington outside the Gallery of Modern art. Which was once a tobacco Baron’s home!
4Outside visitTobacco Merchant's House
The Tobacco Merchant's House on Miller Street in Glasgow! This beautiful 18th-century townhouse has been restored to its former glory and is now a museum dedicated to the history of Glasgow and the tobacco trade.
5Outside visitTolbooth Steeple
The old and Original town hall. Prison and place of execution.
The site of the “Tron” and all that remains of the old arcade.
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).