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Experience hosted by Keith

2.5 hours
Includes food
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll meet at one of Glasgow's best micro-breweries (and voted Glasgow's no1 bar) before heading to Glasgow's oldest building (Glasgow Cathedral) and the nearby Necropolis, which is Glasgow's own version of the city of the dead.

Wandering towards Glasgow's first street (High Street) you'll hear about Glasgow's involvement with IRA fugitives, we'll see modern street art of Glasgow's patron saint (St Mungo) and hear about the background to Glasgow's mural trail.

Continuing on to Glasgow Green, with its fantastic space and beautiful and varied buildings designed to encourage the working men of Glasgow to culturally improve themselves. You will find out the meaning of "facing the monument" (not to be tried).

The river Clyde is next on the agenda and highlights some of Glasgow's old industries which led to Glasgow becoming the second city of the empire. There is also a fantastic array of victorian and modern bridges and buildings.

We'll finish in the centre of Glasgow and take in the fantastic buildings of Glasgow's George Square where Glasgow council now occupies one of the most majestic buildings the City Chambers.
Other things to note
The tour is a gentle pace and for groups of people booking together, we can be creative with using taxis instead of walking some of the stretches.
We'll meet at one of Glasgow's best micro-breweries (and voted Glasgow's no1 bar) before heading to Glasgow's oldest building (Glasgow Cathedral) and the nearby Necropolis, which is Glasgow's own version of the city of the dead.

Wandering towards Glasgow's first street (High Street) you'll hear about Glasgow's involvement with IRA fugitives, we'll see modern street art of Glasgow's patron saint (St Mungo) and hear about the background…

Keith's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    A very Glasgow treat
From $49
/ person
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Meet your host, Keith

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I have lived in Glasgow all my life and have always been interested in Glasgow's history, culture and architecture. As a former Glasgow lawyer, I have developed an in-depth knowledge of Glasgow, past and present and have a very different perpective of Glasgow's first street.

Since starting the tours I have become interested in Glasgow's real history, architecture and culture and look forward to sharing that and Glasgow's less known past with you.
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Where you'll be

Glasgow's best micro-brewery (why is the Drygate brewery so called?) Glasgow Cathedral and Glasgow Necropolis, Glasgow's first street and a western style shoot out, St Mungo's Mural, Glasgow Cross and tollbooth gallows, Glasgow Green "Scotch washing", The People's Palace and Nelson's Monument, the River Clyde's cluthas and back to George Square, the home of Glasgow Council for a well earned lunch.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Waterproof or umbrella and shoes you can walk in.