Women of the Merchant City

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.

Close up of a sign for Glasgow Maternity Hospital, carved in stone.

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.”

Women of the Merchant City Heritage Walk Map

Click to download the Women of the Merchant City Heritage Walk Map (Image is the cover of the GWL Merchant City map, featuring a vibrant painting by Joan Eardley

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.

Download: Women on the Merchant City Heritage Walk Map (PDF)

Download Large Print Women of the Merchant City Walk

Upcoming Women of the Merchant City Heritage Walks

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