Tron Kirk steeple, Glasgow Cathedral, and the University of GlasgowTron Kirk steeple, Glasgow Cathedral, and the University of Glasgow
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Medieval Glasgow: The 12 oldest buildings still standing in Glasgow today in chronological order

In 12 pictures, here’s the history of Glasgow from its very first beginnings

When we think of Glaswegian history, we often think of our proud industrial heritage on the shipyards - sticking together massives hunks of steel and then shipping them out to sea.

But we’d be amiss to forget the older history of Glasgow, of the men and women who built the very foundations of the city around the River Clyde. From the Glasgow Cathedral to the University of Glasgow, these ancient old buildings tell a story that can still be seen in the structure of Glasgow today.

While you may pass by any one of these buildings everyday (many of them remain integral to the structure of the city to this day), you may not know the history of the buildings, and how much they contributed to building the city of Glasgow.

Take a journey with us through time, as we take a look at the oldest, most influential buildings still standing in Glasgow today.

While you may pass by any one of these buildings everyday (many of them remain integral to the structure of the city to this day), you may not know the history of the buildings, and how much they contributed to building the city of Glasgow.

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