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Contact: +44 141 330 2000
Open Hours: 9:30a-5p M-Sa, 2p-5p Su (May-Sep), 9:30a-5p M-Sa (Oct-Apr)
Admire the Gothic Revival style of the main campus building here, also known as the Gilbert Scott Building, in honor of the architect responsible. The university itself was founded in 1451 by Bishop Turnbull, in the sacristy of Glasgow Cathedral , and the original site was on High Street. Unfortunately, the old college building was destroyed in 1870, when the campus moved to Gilmorehill in the west end, but Gilbert Scott's impressive gables, turrets and cloisters are well worth a look. If you take a tour, you can climb to the top of the 91-meter high central tower and enjoy one of the best views of the city available. Guided tours start at the visitor center, which has an exhibition on the university, a cafe and a shop.