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Glasgow: Mary Quant Fashion Revolutionary Entry Ticket

1. Glasgow: Mary Quant Fashion Revolutionary Entry Ticket

The V&A’s major retrospective of Dame Mary Quant, one of Britain’s most iconic and celebrated fashion designers, is now on at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum until 22 October 2023, after returning from an international tour. This is the final chance to see the exhibition, which features over 100 garments, accessories, cosmetics, and photographs drawn from the V&A’s extensive collections, Dame Mary Quant’s archive, and, following a public appeal, many private collections. Focusing on the years from 1955, when Quant opened her experimental boutique Bazaar on the King’s Road, Chelsea, through the ‘Swinging Sixties’ when Mary Quant was awarded her OBE, to 1975, it showcases the period when Quant revolutionized the high street with her subversive and playful designs for a younger generation. From Quant’s early years, when the self-taught designer created garments overnight, to her designs being sold internationally, the exhibition reveals the real stories behind the myths and shows how Quant democratized fashion and empowered women through her determination, ingenuity, and unique personal style, which she exported around the world. Displays explore the evolution of the miniskirt, her novel use of modern materials such as PVC, and how her Ginger Group wholesale label was sold internationally from Glasgow’s House of Fraser to department stores in San Francisco and Sydney. Alongside miniskirts, hot pants and tights, and accessories, including Quant Afoot shoes, and make-up, iconic photographs will celebrate the marketing campaigns that helped promote Mary Quant’s photogenic looks and youthful brand. Dame Mary Quant received the Companion of Honour Award in HM King Charles III’s first New Year's Honours List.

Scottish Football Museum and Hampden Park Stadium Tour

2. Scottish Football Museum and Hampden Park Stadium Tour

This tour has it all: a space filled with incredible items that tell the tale of Scottish football; priceless objects which glow in the galleries and never fail to catch visitors’ breath in amazement; monumental moments of the “beautiful game” so perfectly displayed and shared by the ever-so passionate museum staff. Within the museum you can visit the Scottish Football Hall of Fame which features individuals that contributed greatly to Scottish football. Go where legends have gone before and take the Hampden Stadium tour. Feel the team spirit in the dressing rooms, score a goal in the warm up area, hear the “Hampden roar” and climb the steps to the cup presentation area.

Glasgow: Private Historical Walking Tour

3. Glasgow: Private Historical Walking Tour

Step into the past on a walking tour of Glasgow. Find out about the history of the city as you stroll through George Square, Glasgow Cathedral, the collections in the Gallery of Modern Art, and the Police Museum. Meet your guide at George Square and admire the Victorian architecture of the City Chambers, the Merchants' House, and the headquarters of the Glasgow City Council. Discuss how this square is named after an English King with your local guide.  Discover Glasgow's early Christian and Roman heritage and learn how the ancient tribes influenced the city. Walk to the modern commercial district and see where commercial Capitalism took root and where socialism and the British Labor party began. Continue to the shopping street and find the homes and palaces of the original trading Barons. Hear about who once made and lost fortunes and how the American War of Independence may have been set alight by Glaswegians. See more of this vibrant city as you visit the imposing Glasgow Cathedral, the collections in the Gallery of Modern Art, and the Police Museum. Explore the influence of Irish Immigrants on the city's growth. Finish your tour at the Glasgow Cross where public executions used to take place. 

From Glasgow: Private Culzean Castle & Robert Burns Day Tour

4. From Glasgow: Private Culzean Castle & Robert Burns Day Tour

Embark on a captivating journey through Scottish history and culture with our Culzean Castle & Robert Burns Day Tour. This immersive experience combines a visit to the splendid Culzean Castle, nestled on the breathtaking Ayrshire coast, with a celebration of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns. Sit back, relax, and take in the stunning landscapes as we make our way to Culzean Castle, a true architectural gem. This 18th-century masterpiece, perched dramatically on a cliff overlooking the Firth of Clyde, offers a glimpse into the opulent lifestyles of Scotland's noble families. Next, we'll delve into the life and legacy of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns. As we venture to his birthplace in Alloway, you'll be transported back in time to the world that inspired his iconic works. Explore the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, a captivating tribute to the poet's life, and gain insight into the struggles, triumphs, and remarkable creativity of this literary genius. As the day comes to a close, filled with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for Scottish history and culture, we'll return to the city, leaving you with a newfound connection to the remarkable world of Culzean Castle and Robert Burns. Join us on this extraordinary tour and let the beauty of Scotland's past captivate your heart.

From Glasgow: Private Glasgow City Day Tour Luxury MPV

5. From Glasgow: Private Glasgow City Day Tour Luxury MPV

Glasgow, hailed as one of the friendliest cities worldwide, lives up to its reputation. Expect a warm welcome from the locals. Embarking on this tour, prepare to be astounded by the city's rich history and captivating architecture. Be sure to visit the renowned Glasgow Cathedral, where its grandeur will leave you awe-inspired. As you explore further, delve into the medieval sites, witnessing their fascinating stories unfold. Not to be missed is the juxtaposition of modern industry against the backdrop of Glasgow's traditional charm. Prepare to be enchanted as you navigate through its vibrant streets. Glasgow, a city brimming with surprises, promises an unforgettable experience for all who venture within its embrace.

From Edinburgh: Private Glasgow City Day Tour in Luxury MPV

6. From Edinburgh: Private Glasgow City Day Tour in Luxury MPV

Discover the warmth and friendliness of Glasgow, one of the world's friendliest cities. Whether it's a day trip or a visit from Edinburgh, you'll receive a warm welcome. Immerse yourself in the city's rich history and captivating architecture on this tour. Marvel at the renowned Glasgow Cathedral, explore medieval sites, and witness modern industry. Prepare for delightful surprises at every turn in Glasgow!

From Glasgow: Private Day Trip to Edinburgh with Transfers

7. From Glasgow: Private Day Trip to Edinburgh with Transfers

Experience the best of Edinburgh with our Private Full Day Tour from Glasgow. This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the history, culture, and beauty of Scotland's capital city. Start your day with a scenic drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh, with a knowledgeable guide providing commentary along the way. Once in Edinburgh, explore the Royal Mile, visit Edinburgh Castle, and marvel at the stunning views from Arthur's Seat. Enjoy a traditional Scottish lunch before heading to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where you can wander through the beautiful gardens and see where the Queen resides when in Scotland. End your day with some free time to explore on your own before heading back to Glasgow. Our private transfer will drop you off at your hotel or a central location of your choice. With this private tour, you'll have the flexibility to customize your itinerary and the personalized attention of your guide. This is the perfect way to experience the best of Edinburgh in a single day.

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Ian was an amazing guide. He was very knowledgeable about Glasgow's past and present. I truly enjoyed his telling of the history of the Scottish kilt which he also wore. He has a theater background which helped to make sure that everyone could hear him. We were a group of at least 15 people. 2 hrs on this walking tour was not enough. The time went quickly as we were all engrossed in the information that he provided. I strongly recommend this tour as you explore this beautiful city. It's a great intro and you can't beat the price.

Unsure if were were on the exact right tour, as we paid for the tour, but the one we ended up going on was 'free' but the tour guide asked for donations. But the tour guide we did get was brilliant, it was very interesting as the history of glasgow was told like a story, and I never realised how much rich history there was in Glasgow. The tour guide was also really good at answering any questions anyone in the group had too.

This was a worthwhile walking tour - learnt so much about Glasgow's history from a well informed and entertaining guide. Well worth the two hours!

Ian was amazing!!! One of the best guides in any city we have ever had!!!

Excellent tour, very knowledgeable guide, great sense of humour