Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is a delightful mix of urban sophistication and otherworldly nature, and has recently staked a claim at the forefront of contemporary art.
From Victorian mansions to the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, there’s art hiding in plain sight throughout this Northern metropolis. Home to works by modern design and architectural icons like Zaha Hadid, Glasgow has nonetheless held fast to its working-class heritage, which today provides a staid underpinning for the city’s vibrant art and nightlife scenes. Discover the magic of Glasgow through Context's private and small group walking tours.
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We offer tours that highlight Glasgow's artistic heritage, both past and present. Explore what factors led Glasgow to become the center for contemporary art over the last couple of decades in our Miracle of Glasgow offering, as we walk through the city's top artistic institutions and spaces. More interested in historical Glasgow? Learn more about the ways that Glasgow's homegrown hero--architect, designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh--shaped the industrial spaces of the city with his vision in our Mackintosh in Context walk.
What Context Glasgow Travelers Say
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Marion is friendly and knowledgeable both about Macintosh and Glasgow. Great way to “meet” the city and Glaswegians!
Sep. 21, 2019
Marion was superb -- very knowledgeable about Mackintosh, about art, and about Glasgow.
My only quibble is that we were never given an actual address for the Lighthouse where we were to meet Marion. It took some work on our part to find it in order to give it to our taxi driver.
Jul. 17, 2019
Great tour and Ruth was a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and gracious guide. Really helped us get a better sense not only of the art scene in Glasgow today (and its history) but also was a great frame to get a better understanding of Glasgow itself. Only disappointment - not Context or Ruth's fault! - was not being able to see the Art School (tragic) and the timing of our visit meant that many galleries and art spaces were not open or between shows. More to look forward to the next time!