University of Glasgow Grounds Tour

Girls and I only had one day in Glasgow, but I think we have managed to see most of the main sights that day, and one of them was the Glasgow University. I honestly didn’t know what to expect before I saw it, and after I did, I have finally realised why my friends so desperately wanted to go there.

The day we arrived was a day off at the uni, and it was closed, because we got there after 4pm, however, one of my friends had a good friend of her own among the student body, so heย  let us in and showed us around.

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We only had about an hour here and we couldn’t go into the buildings in the University of Glasgow, because like I said it was closed, but we still very much enjoyed the grounds and the views that you are mesmerised by when you look down at Glasgow.

The uni itself was established in 1451, making it the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. (Official website information). Today they are in the top 1% of world’s universities (just like my beloved UEA, just saying).

It is also a member of the Russell Group, unlike UEA, but here’s hoping, and is simply cool because it was used in Harry Potter films as a filming location.

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It is magical and I think that everyone would agree with me. We walked around and took hundreds of photos, but only a few made it here, and as with previous Scotland posts, some of the photos were not taken by me.


They say it snows here in winter. Imagine the fairytale then? I was quite speechless when I saw the beauty of this medieval architecture. I know I have studied a lot in my day, but I feel like it is never late to learn something new and maybe in the future I would be able to study here too. Imagine running around the halls, rooting for your favourite Quidditch team, and looking forward to the Flying Lessons later in the day? Wicked, I know.

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After taking in the gorgeous uni buildings, we went on to this open ground that I unfortunately do not know the name of, and I fell absolutely in love with the view from there.

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I believe this is the Library of University of Glasgow, if I am not mistaken. The view from the hill was truly breathtaking, and we were absolutely lucky with the weather too that day.

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The greenery everywhere just made it all better, as it always does in every country with four changing seasons. I know snow is pretty, but your heart just warms up when you look at this explosion of summer colours. Or one colour, green.

We walked around for a bit more and then my friend’s friend said we should definitely check out the little burger place that many Glasgow students go to after school, called Ketchup. Of course, we took the advice, and the food was absolutely delicious, we could have gone for some milkshakes, but decided to take the now usual for us Irn-Bru, the diet version, obviously. This place is located in 44 Ashton Lane and it is a cute little street filled with cute little restaurants, so you will have lots of choice if you don’t particularly fancy burgers.

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I wish I could return here one day, either as a student, or even again as a tourist, you can walk around here in awe for hours, and I would love to admire the medieval buildings once again.

Thank you for reading x



  1. June 5, 2016 / 22:01

    BTW, unfortunately none of the photos came through. Can you repost them?

  2. Charles Quinn
    June 5, 2016 / 22:10

    Update…I checked my Amazon’s Fire and there you were! Just didn’t come through on my phone. So all’s well.

  3. Anna
    November 5, 2017 / 17:21

    It’s not uni’s library, lol, that’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ๐Ÿ˜›

    • FictionalWishes
      February 20, 2018 / 21:20

      Oh really? I had no idea. The guy who was with us, told us it was the library! hahaha
      thanks a lot ๐Ÿ™‚
      Will change the post as soon as I have time x

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