Discover Glasgow’s Merchant City

Explore Glasgow’s historic heart on the Merchant City Walking Tour. Learn its fascinating story with a knowledgeable local .


Glasgow has the only intact pre-reformation cathedral in Scotland. Its congregation has been worshiping under the same roof for over 800 years!


The city has long standing reputation of producing stars of the stage and screen. Visit the place where Stan Laurel made is his stage debut at the age of 16.


The Merchant City has it roots in the transatlantic trade of the 18th Century. Today it is a fashionable district with an abundance of great bars and restaurants.

This (Glasgow) is the greatest Victorian City in the world.”

John Betjeman. Poet.

Our mercantile past is evidenced most clearly by the obvious abundance of outstanding architecture.

Whether it’s Medieval Gothic or Victorian splendour, few walking tours can boast such a wonderful built heritage.

About the Tour

The Merchant City Walking Tour was founded in 2021 by professional tour guide Alec Mack.

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City Chambers
82 George Square
G2 1DU

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