The Women of the Merchant City Walk was launched in 2009 and our tour guides have been educating and entertaining visitors ever since. The Merchant City’s hidden history is uncovered during this walk around Glasgow’s cosmopolitan hub, revealing the female stars that stud the fabric of this famous quarter.
The walk will take you from the upper edges of the Merchant City at the Montrose Street hill to the Tron clock tower and the medieval-looking Mercat Cross. Scandal, vice, radicalism, regeneration and revival are topics highlighted by this original tour.
“I enjoyed hearing about the remarkable women who lived and worked in the area [and] the enthusiasm and knowledge of the guide.”Previous participant
If you’d like to find out more about what you might learn about on a Women of the Merchant City Heritage Walk please read this blog by Laura Bissell who attended the walk in June 2023: Walking the Feminist City.
Women of the Merchant City Heritage Walk Map
The Women of the Merchant City Heritage Walk is also available as a map, so you can enjoy the highlights of the tour in your own time. The map is free to pick up from GWL or you can download a copy here. Depending on your pace the walk should take around an hour to complete and is quite a gentle wander.