Jury’s Inn Glasgow
The hotel is situated in the central of Glasgow a 5-minute walk will take guests to the main shopping areas; Argyle Street and Buchanan Street and St Enoch Shopping Centre. Plenty of bars and restaurants are within a few minutes’ walk or guests can eat in the hotel.
Arrive mid-afternoon and go straight to the University of Glasgow. Founded in 1451, the University is the fourth oldest in the UK and the second oldest in Scotland, and has more listed buildings than any other university in the UK. A 60-minute guided tour starts at 3.30pm around this gothic building.
Arrive at the hotel early evening.
We visit The Tall Ship Glenlee. Of the many hundreds of ships built in Glasgow’s shipyards, the Glenlee is one of only five Clyde built ships still afloat in the world today.
A 60-minute guided tour will explain the ship’s colorful past followed by some refreshments.
Next door to the Glenlee is the ‘Riverside Museum’ voted’ European Museum of Year in 2013’ You will have a chance to explore the museum at leisure before arriving back to back to the hotel by 1pm.
This afternoon is free time to explore Glasgow.
After Breakfast we leave Glasgow for a visit to the award-winning New Lanark Visitor Centre. On arrival there’s a 60-min guided tour which will tell the fascinating story of the cotton mill village of New Lanark which was founded in the 18th century.
New Lanark quickly became known under the enlightened management of social pioneer, Robert Owen. He provided decent homes, fair wages, free health care, a new education system for villagers and the first workplace nursery school in the world! Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, New Lanark has been beautifully restored as a living community.
Price includes; Coach, 2 nights Hotel, Breakfast and entrance fees where applicable. Single room supplement £85
Please note: This tour is not suitable for people with walking difficulties