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.

On this tour you’ll be walking in the footsteps of some of the world’s most renowned visionaries, from economist Adam Smith to the pioneer of television John Logie Baird, and you’ll find out more about the University’s long tradition of innovation and excellence.

We hope you enjoy your visit!

Our suggested start point for the tour is the SRC Welcome Point (Pictured Below) but you are welcome to begin the tour from any point on the tour route.

You can use our Campus Tour Map to select your start point.

Start Tour: SRC Welcome Point

Entrance to the SRC Welcome Point at the McIntyre Building

You can also book a paid Historical Tour of campus with the Student Representative Council (SRC)'s trained tour guides. They offer tours at 11:30am and 2pm from Tuesday - Sunday each week. They also offer private tours. Learn more and book.

NOTE: This tour does not include a visit to our University Accommodation, but If you wish to find out more about what accommodation is available; including residence profiles and Virtual Tour videos please see our Accommodation Services pages


World Changing Glasgow

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The University of Glasgow has also been named Scottish University of the Year in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.