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Its an odd place

Hidden away in the wilds of govan, its not a place you would just come across but the trip is well... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Laura S
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Amazing history

You never know what fascinating history lies in the most unlikely of places. The stones are... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Quirky-Bird-Gardener
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Biggar, United Kingdom
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866 Govan Road | Near Govan subway stop, Glasgow G51 3DL, Scotland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 October 2011

The parish church is one of the oldest in Scotland dating back to when Govan was a town in its own right. Hogsback burial stones were found in the graveyard and subsequently moved into the church for safekeeping. The history of these fascinating monuments is...More

5  Thank ericon991
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Well worth an hour or so if you have a historical interest in the city. A good add on to your day at the Transport Museum, and a two minute boat trip and included.

1  Thank Phil C
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Well worth an hour or so if you have a historical interest in the city. A good add on to your day at the Transport Museum, and a two minute boat trip and included.

1  Thank Phil C
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Hidden away in the wilds of govan, its not a place you would just come across but the trip is well worth it. In the graveyard there are headstones that have skull and crossbones on them ( the people werent pirates i think and looking...More

1  Thank Laura S
Reviewed 26 September 2018

You never know what fascinating history lies in the most unlikely of places. The stones are fascinating and in great condition. The history of them is well presented within the church and the stones well laid out. Worth a visit if you are in the...More

1  Thank Quirky-Bird-Gardener
Reviewed 26 September 2018

The Govan Stones are a facinating collection of early medieval carved stones dating from C9 to C11. They are located in Govan Old Parish Church.These stones are not widely known about and we visited as part of a group from our local history society. The...More

3  Thank Rah14
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Loved this place. Didn't even know about it until we were at the Riverside Museum and one of the employee's there recommended it. So we took the little ferry across the river and walked over. The church as well as the stones are amazing to...More

1  Thank t0masmarshall
Reviewed 20 September 2018

We came here on Doors Open Day after visiting Fairfield Heritage Centre. An enthusiastic guide gave us a quick tour of the main artefacts and then left us to wander around ourselves. This is a magnificent collection of standing stones and hogback stones and well...More

1  Thank fmck49
Reviewed 14 September 2018

The hog back gravestones are testimony to the settlement of Vikings in the area despite little else to authenticate this. Govan is a little off the beaten track but easily reached in the summer time by the free ferry leaving from the Riverside Museum. If...More

1  Thank esspee2012
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Really friendly and informed volunteers who give a great background to the stones and the area surrounding the church. A real insight into the ancient history of the Clyde

1  Thank Sue N
Reviewed 6 September 2018

For anyone interested in the ancient history and heritage of Govan, Glasgow, Scotland - if you haven't visited this site you're in for a rare treat. They've upped their game considerably in terms of the presentation, information and interpretation of the hogback stones and related...More

Thank GlasgowKauri
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Really impressive collection of early Christian carved stones, showing influence from Viking imagery. Unique! All the stones were found in the churchyard, which had been the sure if a church since about 400AD. Lots of the stones have had oatxhes smoothed, so that names could...More

1  Thank Craigmil1ar
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RMunn
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You can enquire about the tours via email. The website is the first result if you Google: the govan stones
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Govan subway.
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