This evening, my blog theme is the architecture of Glasgow. The city is well endowed with diverse, historic and dynamic architecture dating from medieval times through the 19th and 20t centuries and right up to date with some interesting and award winning constructions on and around the River Clyde in the heart of Glasgow. This post will give the reader a flavour for the importance and diversity of what can be viewed. I provide architecture themed tours of Glasgow so don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you would like to learn more via a personalised tour.

Spanning the Clyde near the city centre is the newly built Tradeston or “Squiggly” Bridge.

Squiggly Bridge

Also a recent new build is the “Squinty” Bridge located near the Science Centre

River Clyde and Squinty Bridge

Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson was a Victoria era architect who left a considerable legacy of Greek inspired architecture around the city. Below is the Caledonia Road Church near the Gorbals. This is now a romantic, vandalised ruin but is to be revitalised and feature as the heart of a new Thomson visitor centre.

Caledonia Road Church by Thomson

This is another Thomson creation. A mansion built for a wealthy businessman close to the River Cart. Now owned by the National Trust and open to visitors.

Holmwood House

 Charles Rennie Mackintosh is probably Glasgow’s most famous architect. He was also an artist and designer. Mackintosh was at his peak in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and has left an extensive legacy of work in and around Glasgow.. His most famous work is the Glasgow School of Art.

Entrance to Glasgow School of Art


This is Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s House for an Art Lover which was designed at turn of 20th century but not completed until 1996. Now one of Glasgow’s top tourist attractions-and one my favourites.

House for Art Lover by C.R. Mackintosh

This is Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow’s oldest building which dates from the 15th century and is now a museum with free entry. Conveniently located close to the Cathedral and popular with tourists.

Provand's Lordship 15th C

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