Glasgow's lost history: Looking back at 15 vanished Glasgow tourist attractions lost through time

Back in the day Glasgow had a lot more tourist attractions than it does in 2024

Glasgow has always lost out on tourists to its more historic eastern cousin, Edinburgh, thanks in no small part to its massive castle - but the old Glasgow Corporation was always keen to try and steal some tourists away over to the West, today we're looking back at all the old Glasgow attractions that have been lost through time.

Nowadays it can feel like Glasgow City Council have given up on trying to attract tourists - the last concerted effort we can think of was the 'Glasgow's Miles Better' campaign of the 90s - meaning we've lost a lot of the old attractions that used to lure folks into Glasgow.

Whether it be exhibitions of the early 20th century adding massive towers to the skyline for a few short months - or old transport methods that used to make the city famous - for one reason or another, these are the 15 best tourist attractions that Glasgow has lost to time.

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