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  • 1 Bridgegate

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Bridgegate GB - Glasgow

    Sadly today, this street, which was an important and popular thoroughfare, has been overtaken since the 19C by the Salt market as the main the urban artery.

  • 2 Glasgow Green

    Nature and gardens

    Glasgow Green GB - Glasgow G4

    Common land, fairs, theatricals, washhouse and gallows, this area has seen the entire history of the town go past. Today it is part of the Glasgow Eastern Area Renewal Scheme programme, which is resuscitating the Eastern part of the city.

  • 3 People's Palace

    Museums and art

    Glasgow Green GB - Glasgow G40 1AT

    The People's Palace Museum and the Winter Gardens were opened in 1898 to serve as a cultural centre to the East quarter of the city. Today it is the local and social history Museum. The Winter Gardens house many exotic plants.

  • 4 Templeton Business Centre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    62 st. Templeton GB - Glasgow G4

    Built in 1889, this curious and picturesque pastiche of the Doges Palace is richly decorated and originally housed a carpet factory. One part is now given over to luxury loft flats, a typical vocation of industrial cities with a new lease of life.

  • 5 The Barras

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Glasgow Green GB - Glasgow G4

    During the weekend this is a flea market. You will find a variety of low-priced goods, interesting characters and life on the street aided by the pedestrian zones and several developments.

  • 6 University

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Gilmorehill GB - Glasgow

    The present university, which houses more than 13,000 students in its eight faculties, has occupied the Gilmorehill estate since 1870. The impressive building constructed then remains of a heart of a collection of new or renovated buildings spread ou..

  • 7 Gilmorehill Building

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    University Avenue GB - Glasgow G12 8QQ

    This massive neo-Gothic-style building, the August of the present university buildings, dates from the end the 19th century and was designed by George Gilbert Scott. In the 17th century building the Lion and Unicorn staircase is still there.

  • 8 Hunterian Museum

    Museums and art

    av. University GB - Glasgow G12 8QQ

    Renowned Doctor, anatomist and obstetrics pioneer, William Hunter, (1718-1783) was also a great collector and bequeathed his treasures, medals and money to university which opened the Hunterian Museum in 1807.

  • 9 Botanic Gardens

    Nature and gardens

    730 rd. Great Western GB - Glasgow G12 OUE

    These botanical gardens are renowned for their collections of orchids, begonias and ferns. The Kibble Palace in particular which house tree ferns is a magnificent Victorian glasshouse with steel beams.

  • 10 George Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    sq. George GB - Glasgow G4

    Today the very heart of Glasgow, this busy square is bordered by huge 19C buildings, which themselves are looked down upon by the statue of Walter Scott and a host of illustrious people.

  • 11 Hutcheson's Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    158 st. Ingram GB - Glasgow G1 1EJ

    In memory of two benefactors who founded a hospice in 1639 for the aged and for orphans, their statues which used to decorate the original building have been re-installed on the new facade.

  • 12 Tenement House

    Museums and art

    145 st. Buccleuch GB - Glasgow G3 6QN

    (Two rooms, kitchen and bathroom) this tenement house is fitted out with domestic equipment from the 19C. You'll see a bed cupboard, gas lamps and coal-fired cookers and ranges.

  • 13 Queen's Cross Church

    Religious buildings

    870 rd. Garscube GB - Glasgow G20 7EL

    Mackintosh's novel design of a one aisle church was due to the nature of the cadastral plot of land. The interior is spacious, enhanced with decorative Art Nouveau trimmings. The church is host to the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society.

  • 14 Scotland Street School Museum

    Museums and art

    225 st. Scotland GB - Glasgow G5 8QB

    The former school was built between 1903 and 1906, commissioned to Charles Rennie Mackintosh by Glasgow city council. The building has many interesting features, including the tiled entrance hall, the twin glass towers housing the stairs, beautiful m..

  • 15 The Clyde Room of Ship Models

    Museums and art

    1 rd. Bunhouse GB - Glasgow G3 8DP

    This collection showcases the ships built in Scottish shipyards throughout the ages, in particular the Clyde shipyards. Exhibits include perfect replicas of sailing ships (the Cutty Sark, completely rigged), river steamers ( Comet, Columba etc), tran..

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