Glasgow Eurowalk 2

Point C - St Andrew’s in the Square and a Celebrity Italian balloonist!

Walking Route Instructions: As you walk up Turnbull Street you will arrive at St Andrews Square with the St Andrews church in the centre.

The square with its Category A listed 18th-century classical church, St Andrew’s in the Square, was the location of the ascent of a historic balloon flight by Italian Vincenzo Lunardi in 1785:

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The church was completed in 1758, to the designs of architect Allan Dreghorn and master mason Mungo Naismith. The interior has lavish 18th century rococo plasterwork and Spanish mahogany. The church was commissioned by the city’s Tobacco Lords.

Walking Route Instructions: We suggest you walk back towards Glasgow Green down the route you came via Turnbull Street. At the junction with Greendyke Street, turn right and walk 50 metres to join the road called Saltmarket. At this point turn left until you reach Clyde Street and can then make your way along the River Clyde walkway on the banks of the Clyde. You will arrive at our next stop, the Italian Cloister Garden at St Andrews Cathedral in approx. 400m.