SAUCHIEHALL STREET
A GREAT GLASGOW THOROUGHFARE
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A walking tour of Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland. The tour will show you Victorian, Art Deco, Edwardian and modern buildings, and draws attention to a range of designs by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his contemporaries, in particular his colleague, John Keppie.

Tour Duration: 1.5 hours; generally flat; one steep incline which can be omitted.

This tour tells the story of Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow’s most famous street, and its buildings. The street has been a major residential, entertainment and shopping centre since the 19th century and stretches over 1½ miles from Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the West End to Buchanan Galleries in the City Centre. In its heyday, at the turn of the last century, it would have teemed with trams, horse-drawn carts, bicycles, and pedestrians.

The number and scale of buildings richly demonstrate Victorian Glasgow’s place as the ‘Second City’ of the British Empire. The important thing is to look up and enjoy the city’s architectural riches!

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The walk accompanies the launch of the major website developed by The Hunterian,
University of Glasgow: Mackintosh Architecture: Context, Making and Meaning
www.mackintosh-architecture.gla.ac.uk
© The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, 2014