University of Glasgow

University in West End

Though founded in 1451, the city's first university has only been located here in the West End since the 1870s. Its imposing sandstone neo-Gothic main building towers over this portion of town from its hilltop position. Elegant quadrangles and whimsical turrets make it worth a visit quite apart from its marvellous Hunterian Museum, art gallery and Mackintosh House.