Starting in Glasgow's bustling Shawlands area, see the sights of a city that once powered an empire.

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What to look out for on the way


Your journey begins at The Granary(8) in Shawlands. The nearby Queen's Park takes its name from the Battle of Langside, in which Mary, Queen of Scots was defeated. She was later beheaded. From here, head north towards the Clyde, the source of Glasgow's superb ship-building heritage, and the home of The Waverley, the world's last sea-going paddle steamer.


On the northern bank of the river is the Glasgow of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the designer and architect who created a new style of architecture when he designed Glasgow School of Art in 1896. If the nearby shopping attractions of Sauchiehall Street are not for you, The Drum & Monkey(9) on St Vincent Street is just your cup of tea - or pint of beer. This pub used to be a bank. It was built in 1924 in the style of classic American architecture. The fine interior hints at the wealth to be made from banking in the lavish era before the stock market crashed.

To avoid disappointment, please check individual pub pages for opening times before your visit.