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University of Glasgow

Explore the campus of one of the U.K.'s oldest universities and feed your fervor for learning in its museums, lecture halls and historic buildings.

Mingle with academics and undergraduates as you wander around the halls of learning in the University of Glasgow. You don't have to be enrolled to enjoy the historic sights of Scotland's second-oldest college or to attend the public lectures and concerts that the university hosts. Head to Gilmorehill Campus in the west end of the city for the main attractions.

Explore the university, which was founded in 1451 and has been at the forefront of intellectual movements and has a list of alumni including physicist Lord Kelvin and economist Adam Smith. In 1881, the institution pioneered electricity with fully lit houses on the campus. Fifteen years later a graduate opened the world's first X-ray department.

Take a guided tour led by current students to learn about the history of the beautiful stone buildings. Walk beneath storied cloisters and follow in the footsteps of some of Britain's most significant scientists.

Visit the oldest public museum in Scotland, the Hunterian, and its adjoining art gallery. Browse the fossils and oddities of Dr. William Hunter's collection and learn about archaeology and paleontology. The Hunterian Art Gallery contains several works by James Whistler and Charles Rennie Mackintosh as well as paintings by Rubens, Rembrandt and others.

The other major museum in the university is the Zoology museum, another part of the Hunterian housed in the Graham Kerr Building. Come face to face with large and small creatures at the museum's exhibits, which also features displays of live animals, primarily reptiles.

Soak up the intellectual atmosphere at one of the cafés located throughout the campus or take a picnic into neighboring Kelvingrove Park. The picturesque gardens face the mighty Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, a colossal building with 22 galleries and exhibits covering Scotland's rich cultural history.

Find the main campus area of the University of Glasgow near the Hillhead Underground Station, about a 15-minute walk from Partick Station. Scheduled tours take place once daily from Thursday through Sunday. Personal tours can also be arranged by appointment.


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Point A Hotel Glasgow

Point A Hotel Glasgow

     
    3.5 out of 5.0

    Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hotel is steps away from Pavilion Theatre and Sauchiehall Street. George Square and Royal Concert Hall are also within 10 minutes. Buchanan Street Station is only a 4-minute walk and Cowcaddens Station is 7 minutes.

    easyHotel Glasgow £25
    easyHotel Glasgow

    easyHotel Glasgow

       
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sauchiehall Street, Royal Concert Hall and Kings Theatre Glasgow. George Square and Buchanan Street are also within 15 minutes. Cowcaddens Station is only a 3-minute walk and Buchanan Street Station is 10 minutes.

      Grand Central Hotel £56
      Grand Central Hotel

      Grand Central Hotel

         
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Located in City Centre Glasgow, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lighthouse, Buchanan Street, and Merchant City. George Square and Sauchiehall Street are also within 10 minutes. Glasgow Central Station is only a 2-minute walk and St Enoch Station is 5 minutes.

        DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central £56
        DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central

        DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central

        Cambridge Street, Glasgow, Scotland
           
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Located in City Centre Glasgow, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sauchiehall Street, Royal Concert Hall, and Kings Theatre Glasgow. George Square and Buchanan Street are also within 15 minutes. Cowcaddens Station is only a 3-minute walk and Buchanan Street Station is 9 minutes.

          Village Hotel Glasgow £41
          Village Hotel Glasgow

          Village Hotel Glasgow

             
            4.0 out of 5.0

            Situated in the suburbs, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Glasgow Science Centre, The SSE Hydro and Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. Ibrox Station is 11 minutes by foot and Cessnock Station is 14 minutes.

            Jurys Inn Glasgow £49
            Jurys Inn Glasgow

            Jurys Inn Glasgow

               
              4.0 out of 5.0

              Located in City Centre Glasgow, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from St. Enoch Centre and Merchant City. Buchanan Street and O2 Academy Glasgow are also within 10 minutes. St Enoch Station is only a 4-minute walk and Bridge Street Station is 7 minutes.

              Apex City of Glasgow Hotel £66
              Apex City of Glasgow Hotel

              Apex City of Glasgow Hotel

              110 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0

                Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sauchiehall Street and Royal Concert Hall. George Square and Kings Theatre Glasgow are also within 10 minutes. Buchanan Street Station is 5 minutes by foot and Cowcaddens Station is 7 minutes.

                citizenM Hotel Glasgow £56
                citizenM Hotel Glasgow

                citizenM Hotel Glasgow

                60 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in City Centre Glasgow, this boutique hotel is within a 15-minute walk of George Square and Gallery of Modern Art. Glasgow Cathedral and The SSE Hydro are also within 2 mi (3 km). Cowcaddens Station is 5 minutes by foot and Buchanan Street Station is 6 minutes.