Discover a different city, by touring the streets, with WALKING GLASGOW
FREE FOR EVERYONE
A warm welcome is extended to all new friends and visitors to this site. With an ancestry linking my family back to early Glasgow, I would like to invite you all to join us on one of our nine varied walks around our great city of Glasgow. You will visit hidden/lost/seldom seen parts of Glasgow, whilst admiring its origins, history and beautiful mix of architectural buildings.
Let Glasgow Flourish!
At WALKING GLASGOW,
I am passionate about introducing visitors and locals alike to the unique and vibrant culture of Glasgow. My free themed walking service offers a warm welcome to all and provides a unique insight into the history and culture of Glasgow. I offer a range of nine themed walks from the industrial heritage of Glasgow, to the hidden gems of the city. I'll lead you through the streets of Glasgow, sharing stories, secrets and insights into this amazing city. Join us for a tour today and experience Glasgow like never before! Just let me know you're intending coming along via Facebook, WhatsApp, website here, or by email.
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What we can offer?
Tobacco Lords/Merchant City
Our most popular, and requested.
We take you back, on a circular walk, to 1750, walking along Clydeside to Glasgow's first bank, Saltmarket, mansion houses. Rbt Burns and Bonnie Prince Charlie even get mentions. Hutchesons Hall, Merchant Square, City Halls, Glassford's grave, Ramshorn Kirk, Virginia Mansions/Corinthian, GOMA, and finish at Merchants courtyard on Miller Street.
2hr walk-start at St Enoch Sq, at B of Scotland
Discover old Glasgow for yourself, while its still there. Starting at Trongate, we visit Tontine Hotel,Church in Square, on the Green, Molendinar St, High St, site of first High School, University, medieval well, murals, Barony Church, Provands Lordship, Cathedral and finish at Necropolis.
2.5 hr walk, start St Enoch Sq/ B of Scotland
Glasgow Canals + Claypits
Our newest walk follows Glasgow's 'Yellow Brick Road' thru Claypits urban nature reserve, along the canal-side to Firhill, then back to Speirs Wharf, with great city views. Learn about past industries,War defences, Chas Renn Mac bridge,whilst viewing boats, bird and wildlife.Reed bed bridge too.
Clyde Bridges Walk
Beginning at Bells Bridge, next to SECC and Hydro, we walk along the Clyde's north bank out to Glasgow Green, passing many fine buildings and bridges as we go. See where the Molendinar flows into the Clyde, and the Broomielaw boats tied up, where Britain's first lifeboat service began and Prince Charlie amassed his troops.
2 hour walk, finishing at Peoples Palace, where there are facilities, cafe and the famous Doulton Fountain.
Grahamston-Glasgow's Forgotten Village
Mitchell St marked one side of this village in the 1700's, whilst Waterloo St was its westernmost point. Orchards,hotels, a sugar factories, brewery, corn exchange and Gaelic church all stood here before Central Station replaced this whole community. The guide's ancestors were once resident, and some strange stories exist. As seen on BBC TV's 'Inside Central Station.'
1 1/2 hour walk around 3 block area.
Meet at St Enoch Sq/ B of Scotland
The Buchanan Street Fifty
Buchanan St is one of Britain's most beautiful streets, when it comes to its Victorian and Edwardian architecture. Starting at the Royal Concert Hall, we walk down, towards Argyle St, passing by many old merchants houses, mansions, newspaper offices, Cranston's tearooms, subway, church and enter both Argyle and Princess Sq arcades, as well as Frasers and its associated other depot stores. Throw in elegant Cunard buildings and Victorian toilets and it all makes for a really interesting km. Glasgow's 'Style Mile'
24 in 23-Mural Street Art
Ever popular in Glasgow and ever-changing, join us on a broadly square walk beginning and ending at St Enoch Sq, where we visit 24 murals by SMUG, ART PISTOL, ROGUE ARTIST ETC. Bring your cameras.
Drumlins & Bath St. Walk
Beginning outside Glasgow Royal, we travel along Cathedral St and then Bath St, towards Charing X, looking down and discussing buildings, people, and things of historical interest.