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Glasgow Walking Tours
Strathclyde Architecture Guides, Scotland - Scottish Building Walks
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Glasgow Architecture - Introduction
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. It has a wealth of architectural interest from Rennie Mackintosh's School of Art building to Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's buildings. More recently buildings by Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Foster + Partners and local architects Page & Park, Elder & Cannon and gm+ad have brought interest to the city.
The latest major building in the city is the Riverside Museum. Soon The Hyrdo will be complete and also the various venues for the Commonwealth Games in 2014. Unlike the London Olympics there is fairly free access to tour the Commonwealth Games venues. All these buildings can be visited on our Glasgow Walking Tours.
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Glasgow Walking Tours can focus on traditional buildings, contemporary buildings or both. The Glasgow Architecture Tour can be an introduction to the city's main buildings or can be tailored to your group's interests.
Recent Glasgow Walking Tours
We were delighted to show a group of Finnish visitors around the city today - Building Control board members from all over Finland, highlights were the tour around Hillside Primary School and the visit to the Italian Centre (the sun came out at that point, such a pleasant urban space). The tour was a mix of walking and touring by bus and tailored to the specific preferences of the group.
A group of architecture students from The Netherlands will be our next group of visitors, in early May.
Walking Tours of Glasgow can involve advice (for an agreed fee) ahead of trips about types and areas of buildings in Strathclyde.
We generally do Glasgow Architecture Tours for groups but individuals are welcome to contact us for prices. We have a standard 3-hour tour through the city centre, taking in a mix of old and new architecture. Typically this is supplemented with a bus tour to outlying buildings in the city, such as The Burrell and the Riverside Museum. A tour destination outwith the city that is sometimes requested is Hill House in Helensburgh (by architect Rennie Mackintosh) but it takes about 45 minutes to get there and admission is not free.
We can provide information on programme, geographical areas and building types up to a year ahead of your Glasgow walking tour. For example a group of architects interested in innovative Strahtclyde office buildings or Scottish social housing could be provided with tailored information allowing an architecture tour programme to be agreed prior to their visit. Occasionally architects meet up with our Glasgow Walking Tours if a specific building is of interest.
We can take visitors to the Commonwealth Games buildings but please note much of the site is still under construction. A bus is required as the area is outwith the city centre. If there are specific buildings you wish to visit in Scotland please contact us, we also do architectural tour routes in Edinburgh.
Oh yes, we had a splendid time in Scotland, thanks to you, Colin, and your beautiful country.
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We had a very good time in the city: I have the impression that everybody was very satisfied! As for your walking tour, we liked very much your intro about the the city's historic development.
Looking at the architecture of the different squares (Ingram, Italian Centre e.g), I found most interesting. And everything about Rennie Mackintosh was to the point!
On Saturday we had a nice bus tour: We started out at Graham Square and Homes for the Future and then went on to the dockside building projects. After that, along the scottish countryside up to Loch Lomond. Even though it was rainy, the Gateway Visitors centre building was worth seeing. But the the rest of the centre was a dog!
We had a nice lunch at the Duck Bay restaurant by the shores and then we went to see Hill House. Your advice about the Hunterian Museum really made our day: we finished our tour there!
Thank you very much for guiding us: I won´t hesitate to recommend your Glasgow walking tours to other colleagues visiting Scotland!
Scottish Walking Tours: contact Isabelle Lomholt on +44 (0)1620 825722 to arrange your Architecture Tour