explore one of Glasgow’s most iconic landmarks

trip-advisorWELCOME 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!

“Second Tour – We will be back!”

Another amazing tour at Glasgow Central – this is the second one we have attended as we were eager to see the new Victorian platform. Paul is an excellent tour guide, he is captivating,funny and the fact that he has a genuine love and interest in the subject matter shines through – I am not sure another tour guide would do it justice – Paul makes the history come alive! I brought my Gran (77) and my sister (12) along and we all thoroughly enjoyed it – it’s a tour for all the family. Hearing about the plans to expand the tours sounds great and we will definitely be coming back to see more! I would highly recommend – if you haven’t done it yet get booking!

Visited October 2016

Glasgow, United Kingdom

“Fantastic tour!”

I can’t rate this tour highly enough, absolutely fantastic! The history of the building is astounding and Paul’s (our guide) knowledge and passion was clear to see. Paul’s sense of humour is fab and even through the more serious notes in history that he relays are hard to think about he does so with real sensitivity. He has some great plans in terms of restoration for the future and I will definitely be booking again in a few months to go back. Def book in for this tour, you won’t be disappointed!

Visited September 2016

Mariam A
Glasgow, United Kingdom

“Explore part of Glasgow’s past”

A genuinely excellent experience, these tours are not to be missed. As someone who was born and brought up in Glasgow, I’ve been in Central Station hundreds of times, but never below it. Paul (the tour guide) is excellent – very informative, passionate and truly funny – and the tour itself, fascinating. You get to see not just what made the station tick but are taken back in time across several areas, to get a feel for what it used to be like for olden travelers; a rare ‘attraction’ in Scotland as I’ve never seen anything like it in this country before. Really, really good – would recommend it to anyone, and would go again.

Visited September 2016

Iain S
Ayr, United Kingdom


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.




Paul Lyons Interview

Shereen Nanjiani interviews Paul Lyons on BBC Radio Scotland Sunday morning guest panel show. Shereen speaks with Paul Lyons, the man behind the hugely popular behind-the-scenes tours of Glasgow Central Station. Paul tells Shereen how after 18 years working on the railways, he’s found his true calling not just as tour guide, but custodian of the social h...

Dec 65 Christmas tree and model railway

Christmas Tree 1965

Glasgow Central Christmas tree & model railway December 1965 ...