The 8 steepest street inclines in Glasgow - including Gardner Street and the hill at the University of Strathclyde

If you fancy a walk through Glasgow - plan your route wisely or you might end up on a hike

It’s hard to tell from looking at it - but Glasgow’s a very steep city, particularly towards the north end of the city centre and the West End - with some hills in particular leaving us hunched over gasping for a break before we’re even halfway up.

Compared to Edinburgh, which is clearly a very verticle city, Glasgow can look deceptively flat - but just because we don’t have a huge lump of a volcano with a castle stuck on top of it, doesn’t mean we don’t have some incredibly steep streets.

Just ask any university student, it’s not just University of Strathclyde students who have to stare the steep pavements in the face on a daily basis - Glasgow uni and Glasgow School of Art students have some steep hills too. The only students who don’t have to face such hills are Caledonian students, something to bear in mind if you’re thinking of going to uni in Glasgow next year.

To prove just how hilly Glasgow can be, we put together this list of the steepest streets in Glasgow - so no longer can your pals from lesser Scottish cities slag you off for getting puffed out while walking up to the corner shop.

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