Up to 4 days
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!