Medieval City Map Heritage Trail


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The Medieval City Map trail is situated on the eastern side of the City Centre.


The trail begins with West Port which is situated approximately 10 minutes walk from Central Station along Argyle Street. The trail ends at Glasgow Cathedral, the approximate trail time is 1 hours 30 minutes.

Medieval Glasgow from its beginnings in 1119 with the building of the Cathedral on the site of St Kentigern’s first church, to becoming the seat of an archbishopric in 1492 has stirred considerable interest.


Glasgow’s Medieval ecclesiastical centre had an important economic impact on the development of the town. When a charter was issued by William the Lion, between 1175 and 1178, giving Glasgow the status of burgh, the rights it endowed to the Burgesses of the city to own land, to trade and hold an annual fair led to the expansion of the town towards the Cathedral.


Glasgow by the 15th century had become a thriving town second only to St Andrew’s in ecclesiastical importance.


You can explore Medieval Glasgow for yourself by downloading our Medieval City Map and Guide.



Provan Hall is a house that was built in the 15th century making it contemporary with The Provand's Lordship. Provan Hall is situated within Auchinlea Park and is an important part of Glasgow's surviving medieval heritage that can be explored today.