University of Glasgow

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University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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University of Glasgow
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expert-rated things to do in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Value for money:
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Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Seasoned travellers, Design and architecture, Education, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, History

Best for First-time visitors - Expert review of University of Glasgow

The West End of Glasgow’s most stunning neighbourhood is worth wandering whatever the weather.

This is my favourite thing to do in Glasgow. Although it’s not a traditional tourist attraction, compared to the rest of the city’s sights, for most tourist’s it’s the spitting image of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts and it’s definitely worth a few hours. From the renovated churches on Garnethill to the unparalleled view of Glasgow, which tumbles down to the River Clyde from the rear of the main University building, it really is a joy to discover. Maybe it’s because I studied here for four long brain-numbing years but I always feel a huge wave of nostalgia every time I walk beneath its towering Gothic spires and through the front gates.

Price advice: 

Free. Although the students may take issue with the coalition government's compulsory course fees.

Expert tips: 
The campus and cloisters of the University of Glasgow are fascinating places to explore, especially during term time, with the cloisters in particular being a fantastic place to take photographs.

More information on University of Glasgow:

Price guide:
Free
Type:
Architectural site, Historic site, Neighbourhood / street
Address:
University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ
Telephone:
0141 330 2000
Website:
http://www.gla.ac.uk
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
From dawn until the last student leaves for the day.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Both

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