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See the gorgeous street art along Glasgow’s city centre mural trail

One of the most amazing parts of touring a new city is checking out the street art that adorns its bridges, building and more – and Glasgow is no exception.

Members of the public walk past one of the latest murals near Glasgow cathedral.
Members of the public walk past one of the latest murals near Glasgow cathedral. Image by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The city has even created a “mural trail” that will guide travellers to see the incredible works in a short walking distance around the city centre. The murals have been appearing across Scotland’s biggest city since 2008, with new additions being added on a regular basis to help rejuvenate the walls of Glasgow.

A general view of the mural overlooking Ingram Street car park.
A general view of the mural overlooking Ingram Street car park. Image by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Students walk past a mural in John Street.
Students walk past a mural in John Street. Image by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Members of the public walk past amural in Argyll Street.
Members of the public walk past a mural in Argyll Street. Image by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Two woman push a buggy past a Mural in Mitchel Lane.
Two woman push a buggy past a Mural in Mitchel Lane. Image by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
A woman walks past a mural underneath the Caledonian Railway Bridge in Clyde Street.
A woman walks past a mural underneath the Caledonian Railway Bridge in Clyde Street. Image by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
A man walks past a mural in Clyde Street.
A man walks past a mural in Clyde Street. Image by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
 A general view of one of the Murals at Strathclyde University.
A general view of one of the Murals at Strathclyde University. Image by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Two workmen walk past a mural of a Panda in Gordon Lane.
Two workmen walk past a mural of a Panda in Gordon Lane. Image by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
A view of a mural painted for the Commonwealth Games.
A view of a mural painted for the Commonwealth Games. Image by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Members of the public walk past a mural of a spaceman of Argyll Street.
Members of the public walk past a mural of a spaceman of Argyll Street. Image by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
A woman walks past a mural of a Panda in Gordon Lane.
A woman walks past a mural of a Panda in Gordon Lane. Image by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
A woman walks past one of the murals in Mitchel Lane.
A woman walks past one work of Glasgow street art in Mitchel Lane. Image by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

If you’re heading to Glasgow and want to check it out for yourself, find the map here.