Guided tour

Glasgow: Walking Tour With Beer Tasting

4.8 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider: ScotBeer Tours

Glasgow: Walking Tour With Beer Tasting

Activity provider: ScotBeer Tours

From US$ 47.07 per person

Discover the beer that built Glasgow’s skyline and bottom line over the last 800 years with a tutored tasting of Scotland’s best beers.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Hear the rollercoaster story of Glasgow's development
  • Explore Glasgow's New Town
  • Taste great beers from across Scotland
Full description

Enjoy a unique walking tour of Glasgow's New Town through the story of William Harley and brewing in Glasgow. Setting off from the stunning Blythswood Square, you'll discover how Harley arrived as a young labourer before using his entrepreneurial talents to make (and lose) a fortune. It's a story of playing host to worldwide royalty, corporate espionage, civic duty and laying the foundations for Glasgow to become the largest exporter of bottled beer in the world. Finish with a tutored tasting of Scotland's award winning craft beers. You'll also be introduced to the raw ingredients and science of brewing and the expert guides will help you discover flavours you'll love. This tour is for history lovers or beer lovers who'd like to discover the authentic story of Glasgow's development and experience the exciting local craft beer scene.

  • Fully guided tour
  • Tutored tastings
  • Beer for tastings
  • Additional beer after tastings
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Dietary requirements should be advised in advance (eg. gluten, vegan, nuts).
  • Beer can only be served to guests aged 18+.
  • Venues are required to check ID for anyone who appears under 25 years old.
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4.8 /5

based on 27 reviews

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The tour was very entertaining. There was less walking. The history information was very interesting. However for this price it could be more beer. You get very small sips (about 50ml) and almost all of them are very flavored and sweet. The guides were very nice and told a lot about themselves. Gladly again - only with larger samples! :-)

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August 12, 2022

Fantastic Highly Recommended

Enjoyed ever minute of this tour. Having a guest over from Canada I was anxious that the tour might not be as interesting as advertised. However it was fantastic. Alistair our expert Glasgow history guide and beer sommelier was first class. Entertaining, knowledgeable, interesting an all round nice guy Thank you for a great day.... Cheers

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August 8, 2019


Alisdair was a terrific guide! He took all the time to answer all of our questions and provided us with such an interesting history of Glasgow, we thoroughly enjoyed our tour with him and the beer was delicious!! Certainly worth the time and would recommend to anyone who would like a glimpse into Glasgow’s history and to enjoy some beer you e most certainly never tried before. We learned all kinds of new things about how beer is made and what goes into it.

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July 11, 2019

Product ID: 182027