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The Three Hampden Parks – A Glasgow Football Discovery

Created with Sketch. Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Duration

3 hours

Cancellation

Up to 4 days

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English

Overview

Hi, I’m Lindsay, I was born and raised in Glasgow and have lived here for over 20 years. I simply love telling stories about Glasgow’s unique and vast history of football. My life mission is to tell everyone and their granny and their granny’s dog the reasons why Glasgow is the greatest football city in the WORLD.

Every football fan worth their salt will know about the famous Hampden Park but fewer folk know that there are actually three of them. While the current Hampden Park has a history that dates back to 1903, the Hampden story actually began 147 years ago in a different location than the one it currently resides.

Glasgow’s southside is home to one of the oldest clubs in world football, Queen’s Park. It also hosts our national team and was the former home of now-defunct Third Lanark AFC.

Our journey begins with a train journey to the south side of the city. From there we will explore the current ground. You can enjoy the view of the magnificent Andy Robertson mural and see the Queen’s Park crest which takes pride of place – literally set in stone – at the club’s headquarters a short distance from the national stadium.

We will walk through Glasgow’s football graveyard – Cathkin Park. This, the former home of Queen’s Park, the Scotland national team and Third Lanark, is a spot that used to hold crowds of 50,000 but all that remains now is the original terracing which truly is a haunting yet glorious site to behold.

Finally, you will breathe in one of the most, if not the most, historic sites in world football. The original Hampden is immortalised by magnificent wall art which celebrates the site of the worlds first purpose-built international football ground and not many folks even know it exists – so it’s a real football treasure for the connoisseur.

Let me take you on a journey through footballing time, where we will discuss world breaking attendance records, world-class footballing talent, heartbreaking loss and, you’ll never believe us, utter footballing dominance. Yes, we were once a great footballing nation, producing the greatest talent the world has ever seen.

The story of Hampden is the story of Scottish football, in all of its glory.

On this 3 hour tour we will visit:

The current Hampden Park (making a stop at the Andy Robertson mural)

Cathkin Park (former home of Third Lanark AFC)

Hampden Bowling Club

You won’t want to miss it!

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the history of Queen's Park - why they are called 'The Spiders'
  • Learn about the guy who murdered Glasgow club Third Lanark in 1967
  • Capture great instagrammable moments at the many wonderful football murals
  • See the mighty Hampden Park and discover it's fantastic heritage
  • Stand at the feet of the first purpose-built national stadium in the world
  • Transport, food and drinks all included

Included/Excluded

  • Transportation (train)
  • Local Guide
  • Food & two drinks (alcoholic drinks included)
  • Photos (sent to you via email after tour)
  • Keepsake/Souvenir
  • Entry to stadiums
  • Match tickets

Attractions

Half-day Tours

Languages

English

Activity's Location

Created with Sketch. Glasgow, United Kingdom

FAQs

DO I HAVE TO BOOK OR CAN I JUST TURN UP?
Yes, you must book in advance. We have limited numbers on the tour so when it's full, it is full. Don't leave yourself disappointed.
ARE TOURS EVER CANCELLED BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER?
Unless the Met Office has issued a warning and advised against travel then tours will take place. If you are unsure please get in touch.
ARE THERE TOILET FACILITIES ON THE ROUTE?
Yes. We will be stopping at the pub and using public transport so you can use the facilities there.
DO WE ACTUALLY GO INSIDE THE STADIUMS?
This is not a service we provide. We will be sharing stories around the grounds, not inside.
ARE THE TOURS IN ENGLISH?
In short, yes. In Scottish, aye.
I HAVE MOBILITY ISSUES. ARE THE TOURS SUITABLE FOR ME?
There will be a lot of walking on this tour. However, please get in touch with us and we can advise how suitable the tour may be for you.
CAN I SMOKE?
In Scotland, smoking is illegal in public premises. You can smoke in the street but please take into account the comfort of other customers. Also, please note that people are frequently fined for stubbing out cigarettes on the pavement rather than using public ashtrays.
IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
Glasgow is known to experience all four seasons in one day so we would recommend that you come prepared for all possible scenario's. Football colours, particularly retro shirts, are preferred!
WHERE DO WE MEET?
Underneath the big clock at Central Station at 10am.
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