42. The Evolution of Glasgow: Into The West
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Glasgow Doors Open Day, Glasgow City Heritage Trust is holding a special series of walking tours. Led by GCHT’s Deputy Director, Niall Murphy, the walks will track the urban growth of Glasgow from the High Street, through the development of the Georgian New Towns before heading across the rupture of the M8 and into the Victorian urban set-pieces of the Park District and Kelvingrove before concluding at the site of the relocated University of Glasgow on Gilmore Hill.
The third walk, from the Mitchell Library to the University of Glasgow, will pass through the Park District and Kelvingrove across the finest Victorian urban set piece in the UK.
Please note the tour lasts approximately 2 hrs with a route stretching from the Mitchell over Sauchiehall Street and through the Park District and Kelvingrove before reaching University Avenue and Sir George Gilbert Scott’s Gothic revival campus. The walk will conclude at the University Chapel.
Highlights include: Charles Wilson’s west end masterpieces; Harry Bates’ Equestrian Monument to Field Marshal Earl Roberts; the great vista over the park to Kelvingrove Museum and the University of Glasgow; the Bengal Tigress; the Stewart Memorial Fountain; AB McDonald’s Kelvinway Bridge; the statues to Lister and Kelvin; the fragments of the Old College at Pearce Lodge; Joseph Lea Gleave’s Quincentenary Gates; Sir George Gilbert Scott’s Glasgow University; and, Sir JJ Burnet’s American Collegiate University Chapel with its idiosyncratic Archibald Dawson sculptures.
Sun 22nd, 5pm; 120 mins
Meeting point: The Mitchell Library (west entrance)
Booking essential – https://www.glasgowheritage.org.uk
Accessibility: Not accessible - there will be hills, steep gradients and the occasional staircase.
Nearest Train/Subway: Charing Cross Station
Parking: Street Parking Available. Elmbank Crescent Car Park.