Glasgows Golden Age Tour


Walking Tour

Central Station Gordon Street Entrance Gordon Street G1 3SL

Form the 1880s onwards a half century of prosperity gave birth to some of Glasgow’s finest buildings many lining the gridded streets of the City Centre. Join architect Niall Murphy for a walking tour exploring this Golden Age of architecture.

Please note the tour lasts approximately 2 hrs with a route stretching from Central Station to George Square via Bothwell, Hope, Renfield and St Vincent Streets. Highlights include Central Station,  James Salmon’s ‘Hatrack’ and Mercantile Chambers, J Gaff Gillespie’s Scottish Temperance Building, CR Mackintosh’s Glasgow Record Building, William Leiper’s Sun Life Building, Greek Thomson’s Grosvenor Buildings, JA Campbell’s Hope Street Alcazar, Sir JJ Burnet and James Miller’s American influenced commercial buildings. See Glasgow’s most public IOU and the apprentice’s touching tribute to his master; the sculptor who helped those scarred by the Great War, the War Criminal’s prison, the hidden influence of the Vienna Secession; Glasgow’s skyscraper race; the links between Glasgow and New York; Roman Baths and Venetian Palaces; the influence of the Chicago World’s Fair; and Beaux Arts and Glasgow Baroque masterpieces.

Discover Glasgows Industrial Heritage: The Tour will take in Central Station a key example of Glasgows Industrial and Technological heritage

Number in Brochure: 135


Tour Times

Sun 11am; 2 hours



Limited Disabled Access
West Campbell Street and Wellington Street are steep.


Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Central Station, Buchanan Street & St Enochs

Parking: On Street Parking Available Charges Apply
Mitchell Street Car Park nearby



Glasgows Golden Age Tour

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Glasgow\s Golden Age Tour
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