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history walk

People Make Glasgow

history walk

People Make Glasgow

19 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English
history walk

People Make Glasgow

history walk

People Make Glasgow

19 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This is a small private tour. Typically 2/3 guests sometimes just 1. We meet George Square, walk to Buchanan street Underground station. Travel on underground to Govan Station. Emerge and walk to River Clyde at Govan Explore the Govan church yard area and examine the “Hogback” Viking gravestones. (Please note the church which houses the gravestones does not open till 1.00 pm, so only the 12.30 tour will be guided round the stones). Walk around the site of the world’s largest shipyards and the ancient Govan ferries. Explore the Govan community area, once described as Britain’s deprived area. Drop into the “Brechin” bar, savour the atmosphere and perhaps sample a pint of “heavy”. Return via underground to Buchanan street and George Square. For the 10.30 tour we focus on Glasgow’s city centre and it’s mysterious history and association with tobacco and slavery. Walking around the city centre ending usually around Scotland’s only surviving medieval cathedral. Return to meeting point Please note the Church Housing the Govan stones does not open till March. I will confirm at time of booking.

Your host

Learn more about Gordon

Gordon

I am born and bred GLASWEGIAN. I grew up when GLasgow was one of the ugliest and deprived cities in the world. I now take visitors beneath the surface to what makes GLASGOW! PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW. One, two or three hour tours on foot, by public transport or by car of this amazing city. I am an experienced qualified “Badged” tour guide. Previous work experience, Police officer, Judge, Businessman. I try to make the tours both entertaining and interesting. I've trained as an actor so I can tell a good story. I can direct you to good restaurants, Where the best eating and entertainement spots are. I can uncover Glasgow's secrets, its slave trade connection, the source of its wealth, the poverty, politics and humour of Glasgow. Working previously in the legal and business community I have a real in depth understanding of my city

What's included

Drinks
Water, Half pint of heavy beer
Transport
Car or public transport
Equipment
Waterproof

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Where you'll be

Visit Govan ancient Viking “hogback” graves sit amongst the relics of Glasgow’s industrial heritage. Mix in a local Glasgow pub with local people. Savour a pint of heavy.

Availability

Save 20% when you book 2 weeks in advance. 

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Scottish weather is changeable so bring clothing options including sunscreen. We are never far from shops so anything can be acquired. If you need a later or earlier start please message me and I'll try and accomodate you.

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Gordon
People Make Glasgow
19 reviews
From €38/person
19 reviews
From €38/person