Come along to Glasgow and witness one of the most important and fascinating sites in Scotland, The University of Glasgow! The university stretches across the river kelvin and into Kelvingrove Park. It also resides next to the Kelvingrove art gallery and museum. So why not make your way down on your day off, whether you’re are a tourist or a local there is never a shortage of activities to carry out at the University of Glasgow and the West end!
The university was originally situated in the Merchant City area before being moved to Gilmorehill in 1870 and this is where it has remained ever since.
The university has often been a pioneer in different aspects of society. Like most universities in the past it mainly educated pupils from a wealthier backgrounds, however, it changed its process and chose to educate those from poorer backgrounds. Being in the world’s top 100 universities, it attracts a lot of international students and visitors alike.
Situated in the heart of the west end, there is an endless supply of activities to do. However, there are lots of sites on the university grounds, including the likes of the Huntington Museum and the Bute Hall, but the cloisters and courtyards make the best snapshots!