Cathedral Square and Townhead

Glasgow Walks: Cathedral Square and Townhead

Welcome to Student Tours Scotland's Glasgow Cathedral and Townhead walk. On this tour we cross from Dennistoun into Townhead and back again. We'll visit the stunning Glasgow Cathedral and the Necropolis Graveyard. You'll hear some tales in Cathedral Precinct and Square and also get to spend some time in what is left of Townhead.

Pictures of former "Cathedral" Tours

July 2013: HERE

Cathedral Precinct

Student Tours Scotland loves a good story and there is none so good as the origin of Glasgow. You'll get to hear all about St. Mungo and his miracles on this tour. Spend some time exploring Glasgow Cathedral and see inside the St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art. You'll even get to hear about the weird haunted statue of Cathedral Square. The Square also is home to one of four Police Boxes in Glasgow - you might know them better as the Tardis from Doctor Who.

Glasgow Necropolis

Travel with Student Tours Scotland into Glasgow Necropolis graveyard - one of 33 large graveyards in the city. The views from the John Knox statue at the summit are amazing. You can see all over the city in almost every direction. The monuments and tombs are worth looking around and your guide will show you into some pretty cool parts of the graveyard.

New Townhead 

Townhead is an area of Glasgow which has suffered greatly since the 1960's redevelopment of Glasgow. Much of the old buildings are gone and replaced with new high rise flats and modern appartments. Student Tours Scotland will take you through this neighbourhood and show you what remains of the old area and what has changed. There are even a few monuments here to Charles Rennie Mackintosh - the famous Glasgow architect.

Old Townhead - University of Strathclyde

Part of Townhead made way for some of the University of Strathclyde. This area merges with the Glasgow Merchant City but there are a few cool monuments and areas which your Student Tours Scotland guide will take you to.

Essentials

The golden rule with every Student Tours Scotland trip is to have fun. No exceptions. To do this you will need to take some information into account. Remember that Scotland has ‘interesting’ weather. It can be beautifully sunny one minute and then raining the next. It can be cold in the morning but warm in the afternoon. Every day is different. You need to be prepared. Always dress for the rain and the cold. Wear good shoes or at least a pair you are comfortable in. You can always leave things on the coach if the weather allows.

Remember your camera. The scenery in Scotland is among the most beautiful in the world. You won’t want to miss out on those precious memories.

If you have a smartphone or device with internet access remember to bring it with you. There will be social media competitions along the way.

Most importantly stay safe. Listen to your guide. You are responsible for keeping yourself safe when out and about. If you follow the advice and signs then you will be sure to have fun.