All the Sights (Welcome to Glasgow)

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Glasgow Walks: Welcome to Glasgow

This Student Tours Scotland walk takes you around the City of Glasgow. As a new arrival to Glasgow it will be good for you to understand the basics. This Student Tours Scotland walk is designed to help you get you used to the city.

Glasgow is Scotland's largest city. Although not the capital city, it offers much to the tourist or visitor. At one time it was considered to be the Second City of the British Empire. Therefore it is steeped in history and full of interesting sites and buildings. This tour is an introduction to Glasgow and aimed at those staying here for a longer period of time. Student Tours Scotland will introduce you to the three main streets of the City Centre and try to through in some cool facts as we go. We'll even through in some awesome pubs and clubs as we go.

Welcome to Glasgow

We will begin the walk by getting you to know each of your fellow students. It might be a fun game or some silly questions but before long you'll be making friends. After this we will start the Student Tours Scotland walk. The history of Glasgow is interesting and exciting. You will be exposed to some of the basics as well as some stories from our guide about what life in Glasgow was like growing up. Bring along any questions you have if you want to know something particular about your new home.

Buchanan Street

The legendary Buchanan Street is the centre of the City of Glasgow. As one of the busiest shopping districts in the country you will find lots of familiar brand names here. It has it's fair share of cafes and restaurants (not all located on the street itself) and is even home to two shopping malls as well. From the dizzy heights at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall to the bottom at St. Enoch's Square we'll take it all in.

Argyle Street

The baby sister to Buchanan Street, Argyle Street (and Sauchiehall Street too) offer a different experience to the tourist or visitor. Home to St. Enoch's Centre - a glass covered shopping mall and plenty of shops you will find pretty much everything you need here.

Sauchiehall Street

Sauchiehall Street is essentially a mirror image of it's sister Argyle Street albeit with more bars, cafes and restaurants. It's where the students living in Glasgow really come to life. You will find the pubs, clubs and bars that students love on a weekly basis. 


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.