The architecture alone is enough to keep you busy, as you trace the history of Glasgow’s most influential families – merchants, entrepreneurs, philanthropists. Book a walking tour with a guide to get a real insight into the history of the place – or head up on a clear day for an absorbing afternoon walk.
You’ll find it on the hill behind Glasgow Cathedral, in Glasgow’s east end. Walk east from Queen Street Station along George Street, and follow signs to the cathedral. It takes around 15 minutes to walk there – half that if you get off at High Street station.
Castle St, Glasgow G4 0UZ