Your day starts at Glasgow Cathedral, also called the High Kirk of Glasgow, St. Kentigern’s or St Mungo’s Cathedral, where the patron saint of Glasgow, Saint Mungo, allegedly built his church with their tomb in the lower crypt.
In the shadow of Glasgow Cathedral is the Provand’s Lordship, built in 1471, which stands as a medieval-period historic house museum located at the top of Castle Street and is the oldest remaining house in Glasgow, the cathedral itself being the oldest building. Today the house is furnished with a collection of seventeenth-century Scottish furniture donated by Sir William Burrell.
Visit St. Mungos Museum which houses exhibits relating to all the world’s major religions, including a Zen garden and a sculpture showing Islamic calligraphy.
The entire area was a planned civic development of magnificent houses, shops and warehouses. In the last 15 years the area has undergone significant development with many of the warehouses being converted into stylish apartments and the growth of shops, bars and restaurants. The area takes its name from the great traders of the 18th century whose warehouses were filled with the spoils of the British Empire; tobacco, sugar and rum.
Glasgow’s stills are flowing again at the Clydside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery, Glasgow’s first dedicated single malt distillery in over 100 Years. Take a tour and discover the story and watch craftsmen distil, set in Glasgow’s famous Queens Docks a great spot to same our water of life and grab some lunch.
The Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens situated in Glasgow Green, a glasshouse and a museum of social history for the city of Glasgow since the 1940s, and tells the story of the people and the city from 1750 to the present day.
Travel into the heart of the city around George Square: considered by many to be Glasgow’s City Centre. It’s a great place to start seeing the sights. The Square was designed and built in the late 19th century at the height of Glasgow’s prosperity. The Victorian buildings, including the splendid City Chambers, are a grand reminder of yesteryear and are a point of pride for the city.
The itinerary above is only a guide as other historical sites can be incorporated into a tailored sightseeing tour of your own making. The tour price does not include your entrance fees, lunches, dinners or the chauffeurs gratuity.