explore one of Glasgow’s most iconic landmarks

Print_Logo_COE2016_en_UKWELCOME TO Glasgow Central Tours

On the Glasgow Central Tour you will be given an exclusive, behind the scenes look at Glasgow Central Station. You will walk in subterranean passageways beneath Glasgow’s streets, visit railway vaults that drove Glasgow’s industrial expansion to become ‘The Second City of The British Empire’, hear tales of the famous and infamous who have travelled the tracks and stood on the platforms of Glasgow Central Station.

We think you will love your visit, but don’t just take our word for it!

“A historical, a special and a clearly emotional insight to an important part of the rail system in Glasgow”

Without doubt this was a rather special visit below the Central Station of Glasgow. Apart from a delivery by our host, which was honest, humorous and very informative, it outlined a story of this station which was fascinating. It embraced the birth, evolution and importance of the rail system of Glasgow. But it was also a story of human energy, strength and emotions. The tragedy of the highland clearances, the Irish famine, the impact of the Great wars on Glasgow and Scottish people, the impact of commerce and the importance of rail communication (the Victorian Internet) were chartered in this visit and how they all played their part in the emergence of the Central Station—- Magnificently outlined by our Guide.
This was a high value tour, at reasonable cost but certainly all too short. It will remain a memorable trip for a very long time.

Visited August 2016

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom

“A Glasgow Gem!!”

There is so much in the beautiful City of Glasgow that isn’t apparent at first to the visitor – or even to those who have lived in the City all their lives.

Look up and you will see beautiful buildings all around with intricate stonework and lots of history (like the hidden gem that is Trades Hall in Glassford Street – apart from the Cathedral it is the oldest building in Glasgow still used for its original purpose!). However, on this occasion it was a hidden gem beneath the City – the rabbit warren of passages and tunnels below Central Station.

Since being on the Tour last week I have raved about it to everyone I have met. The tour guide, Paul, is a living legend and fountain of knowledge who informed and entertained and fired up our enthusiasm for the incredible work he is single handedly doing to keep the history of Central Station alive – and it is doubly important because it is not only the history of the Station but of Glasgow as well.

I look forward to doing the Tour again in the future and recommend it to everyone!

A Brown
Deacon – Incorporation of Bakers of Glasgow
Visited August 2016

“A must for All Glaswegians and Tourists :)”

Visited today (Wed 10th Aug) with my Dad, this is one of the best Tours I have been on and really opens your eyes to old Victorian Central Station.

Paul the Tour Guide was just brilliant, with fantastic knowledge of the history of Central Station as well as loads of info on Glasgow and Scotland and this comes through in this tour and made it so interesting, along with his sense of humour, jokes and stories – we both loved it all.

Looking forward to visiting again to see the Victorian Platform restored – this will be worth another a visit as it was fascinating.

Thanks Again for a fantastic tour.
Liz R (and Dad James)

Visited August 2016

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From the Platforms to the subterranean Vaults

Stop and listen. Can you hear them? Can you hear the voices of the past, whispering their tales. Woven into each pillar.

The Central Experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity. On your tour, you’ll be given an exclusive, behind the scenes tour where you’ll walk in subteranean passageways, deep beneath the streets of Glasgow.

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