Self-Guided Walking Tours of Glasgow

ECSS Glasgow 2024 brings you to a city famous for its rich cultural heritage, with a vibrant arts scene and an array of world-class museums, galleries and music venues. The city's mixture of Victorian, art nouveau and modern architecture and many green spaces make it a delight for explorers. Additionally, Glasgow is famous for its friendly atmosphere and welcoming locals, creating a fantastic environment for visitors.

With so much on offer, conference delegates might not know where to start! We suggest you first visit the Glasgow Life website which provides information on Glasgow’s various museums and art galleries. Many of these are world-class and entry is free.

To let you see some of our wonderful city and to give you a chance to unwind after spending time in the SEC we would like to provide you with some information on walking routes in Glasgow.

Some people might want to take a short walk while others might want to explore further so we have included routes of a variety of distances. These are self-guided tours giving you an opportunity to explore the city at your own pace.

We suggest downloading the GPSmyCity app to your smartphone to gain access to 6 free self-guided walking tours of Glasgow. These will introduce you to the City Centre and direct you around the West End.

The Glasgow West End Walking Tour on the GPSmyCity app takes you through Kelvingrove Park, the Bengt Saltin Run venue. If you feel like an early start, please come and cheer on your colleagues at 07:00 on 4 July. If not, you can explore the park and surrounding area in your own time and the tour will take you back to the Riverside Museum, close to the SEC.

If you are interested in art, several other self-guided tours are available.
•    Following the Glasgow Mural Trail lets you decide how many street art installations you would like to see during your time in Glasgow.
•   Three self-guided tours are available for anyone interested in art-deco design and the works of Scottish architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
•    The Merchant City is home to the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, the Equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington and to many other pieces of contemporary street art.

If you would like to get away from city life, walking and heritage trails exist in many of the city’s parks. These include the Botanical Gardens and Kelvingrove Park in the city’s West End, as well as some of the larger ‘country parks’ on the outskirts of the city.

Glasgow is a wonderful city to explore with its rich culture and vibrant atmosphere, but please remain mindful of your surroundings to ensure a safe visit.

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