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University of Glasgow

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Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. Today we are a broad-based, research intensive institution with a global reach.
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Tahir
Tahir
November 13, 2019
It was founded in 1451 and is one of the worlds top 100 universities. The University welcomes around 25,000 undergraduate and postgraduate scholars from over 135 countries around the world. The University welcomes around 25,000 undergraduate and postgraduate scholars from over 135 countries around…
Ting
Ting
August 18, 2019
Founded in 1451, the University is the fourth oldest in the UK and the second oldest in Scotland, and has more listed buildings than any other university in the UK. You’ll be walking in the footsteps of some of the world’s most renowned visionaries, from economist Adam Smith to the pioneer of…
Alex E
Alex E
July 30, 2019
From Kelvingrove, walk across the park to the University of Glasgow. The gothic-style buildings were designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, famous for creating the St Pancras hotel in London. With its turrets, vaulted ceilings and bell towers it looks like something straight out of Harry Potter.
Stephanie
Stephanie
July 03, 2019
The University of Glasgow is a public research university. Founded by the papal bull in 1451, it is the forth oldest university in the English spealking world and one of Scotland’s four ancient universities. It was originally located in the city’s High street however since1870 it has resided…
Barbara
Barbara
June 22, 2019
Think Hogwarts! Beautiful gothic buildings overlooking the west end of the city.

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Art Gallery
“Kelvingrove is an absolute must see if you are visiting the west end of Glasgow. The museum is home to amazing works of art, and perfect for a day out. The attached park is also gorgeous and ideal for a little ramble! ”
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Botanical Garden
“The Botanic Gardens is the perfect place to visit on a sunny day. There’s also an indoor greenhouse with fish ponds, a cafe, and an abundance of wild life- make sure to take some peanuts and you can feed the squirrels!”
  • 182 locals recommend
Park
“Classic example of a Victorian park, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, and which measures 34 hectares (85 acres). Its set on the banks of the River Kelvin, and is (in my opinion) the best park in Glasgow. Depending on time of day / year, you may find joggers, cyclists, students, dog walkers, skaters and barbecuers all using this wonderfully green space, and the Kelvin walkway cuts right through the park. It's just two minutes walk from the flat, past the bars and restaurants in Gibson street, the entrance is opposite Eusebi's deli.”
  • 158 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Local cinema with two screens and very comfy seats...and you can take alcoholic drinks in too.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Gastropub
“A beautiful pub, this converted church is a perfect place for a pint (and an instagram pic!) ”
  • 118 locals recommend
Location
Scotland, G12 8QQ
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Phone+44 141 330 2000
Websitegla.ac.uk