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Glasgow through the ages: An audio tour discovering the city's humble beginnings

Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Overview

75 to 90 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

Join me on this self guided audio tour through the oldest part of Glasgow.

We’ll start at Glasgow Cathedral, where we’ll meet St Mungo, the city’s patron saint, and learn about Glasgow’s humble beginnings 1,500 years ago. We’ll bustle along Glasgow’s High Street next, where a small city had started to take shape 900 years later, in the 1400s. It was busy with the thousands of pilgrims who came to worship at the shrine of St Mungo. In the 1700s, there were Tobacco Lords on the High Street, and Glasgow had become “the cleanest and beautifulest and best built city in Britain,” according to one English visitor. (He did add, “London excepted,” but in Glasgow we like to forget about that.)

On the way, you’ll see:

A herb garden filled with medicinal plants
Street art that tells the story of the city
A roundabout on which stands the steeple of a building once used as a prison
A greenhouse of exotic plants in the shape of an upside down ship

What's Included

  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food/Drink

What To Expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow Royal Infirmary Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0SF Scotland

The tour starts by the cathedral.

Pass By: St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, 2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH Scotland

The tour passes by the museum.

Pass By: Provand's Lordship, 3 Castle St., Glasgow G4 0RH Scotland

The tour passes by Provand's Lordship.

Pass By: Saint Nicholas Garden, Glasgow G4 0RA, UK

The tour stops briefly at the Garden.

Pass By:

The Location

Where To Go

Glasgow Cathedral, Castle St, Glasgow G4 0QZ, UK

Departure time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/28/2020 - 9/28/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Location

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Return details

Doulton Fountain, Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT, UK

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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