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University of Glasgow, Glasgow

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Founded over 500 years ago and one of the world's most prestigious universities today, University of Glasgow offers an array of impressive architecture and a buzzing campus. Take a student-led tour to learn the history of significant spire-topped buildings. Enter the Hunterian Museum--Scotland's oldest public museum--to see minerals, fossils, and artifacts of world cultures. Move on to the Hunterian Gallery, where you can view paintings by Scottish Colourists, Glasgow Boys, Rembrandt, and Stubbs, among others. You can sit in on a lecture during the day or enjoy the campus's lamp-lit atmosphere at night. Make University of Glasgow a centerpiece of your Glasgow vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Glasgow trip generator.
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  • Very attractive old-school uni with an impressive national perspective. Great location too;lots of campus amenities and much else in this lovely West End area of Glasgow. Well worth a visit and guided...  more »
  • Interesting walk, the impressive quads and grounds exude history , and " learning for learnings sake " !  more »
  • Without question a truly beautiful example of the ostentatious architecture of a bygon era; a time when money was no object to achieving one's construction goals. The main buildings set around a magni...  more »
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  • Wonderful experience here in Glasgow! I liked the flair and the peoples mindset. Open and welcome for everyone. Its a few years back
  • Currently doing my master here. Can't believe it's almost done. So many things will be missed from this place.
  • I would give everything just to study in this beautiful place and this amazing university. I just love it!
  • This is my last (4th) year and I cannot recommend this place more! I'll be sad to leave it
  • The history and museum here, truly something special. Can easily spend a whole day here

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Where to stay in Glasgow

Glasgow's revitalized city center offers outstanding accommodations--along with some of the finest shopping outside London. Considered one of the finest Victorian cities in Britain, Glasgow is renowned for its centrally located hotels. Spacious rooms overlook the historical city center, and award-winning restaurants and trendy cafes occupy the lower levels. Farther away from the central areas, which are often noisy and crowded with tourists, is a world of small B&Bs and guesthouses. These considerably cheaper options offer quality lodging in quiet neighborhoods less frequented by weekend revelers and rowdy nightlife lovers.
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