Tour FAQ’s

What should I bring and where do I go for the tour?

The meeting point for tours is at the entrance of the University of Glasgow’s gift shop, less than 300 feet (1 minute walk) from the Main Gate on University Avenue. The tour is a walking tour and the majority of time will be spent outdoors, so we would always recommend preparing for Scotland’s rather unpredictable weather and perhaps bring a coat or umbrella with you.

Can I pay by card?

Of course. If you want to pay for your tour by credit or debit card during the week we would recommend coming along slightly earlier so you can pay by card at the SRC Welcome Point, where you will be given a receipt to hand to the guide at the tour assembly point just one minute’s walk away. At weekends, tour guides will be able to take your payment by card directly.

We accept Applepay, Mastercard, Visa, but sadly can’t accept American Express. We also can’t accept cheques as payment.

How fit should I be?

Being of reasonable fitness for the tour is recommended (the tour is generally an hour on your feet) but we will always do our utmost to make a tour as accessible as possible to those who may have reduced mobility, with the majority of the tour route wheelchair accessible (we’ll adjust the route as needed). Assistance dogs are also permitted in all areas of the University.

On the tour, our guides will be happy to take a break to let you get your breath back, take photos or ask questions.

For further access information please visit DisabledGo.

Can I take photos/video?

Yes, you can, though we would ask you to be respectful of others around you while filming or taking photos. Feel free to tag us in photos you share on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or TripAdvisor.

When should I arrive?

You should arrive five minutes before the tour time at the designated meeting point, which is the University Gift Shop.

How do I get to the University of Glasgow?

You can use Traveline Scotland to plan your trip from your location.

The nearest subway station is Hillhead (10 minutes walk) and the nearest rail station is Partick (20 minutes walk).

The University also has good bus links from the city centre and Glasgow Airport; the 4 drops off regularly on University Avenue and the 6 on nearby Great Western Road. There are bus stops for the 2, 3 and 77 routes directly next to the University’s South Gate on Argyle Street.

There is limited car parking available.

Can I park nearby?

During the week parking on campus can be limited with some on-street parking pay and display available on University Avenue.

At weekends, tour attendees can park on campus with parking accessible via the Main Gate on University Avenue. We would recommend blue badge holders contact us prior to their tour with details of their vehicle so we can try to reserve a space prior to your arrival.

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