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Govan Old Parish Church

866 Govan Road | Near Govan subway stop, Glasgow G51 3DL, Scotland
+44 141 440 2466
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Govan Stones

Fantastic easy tour of Govan Stones in beautiful church. Take free ferry and quick walk. Pictish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patricia M
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Amazing history

What a gem of a place and so amazing to see , a true treasure you must visit, staff are amazing too... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
west603
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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866 Govan Road | Near Govan subway stop, Glasgow G51 3DL, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic easy tour of Govan Stones in beautiful church. Take free ferry and quick walk. Pictish carved burial stones, Viking hogsback markers and pre Christian tomb. Thoroughly worthwhile. Free tour donations well earned. Close to Shipyard museum and easy metro back.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem of a place and so amazing to see , a true treasure you must visit, staff are amazing too .

1  Thank west603
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends to see the Govan Stones - originally Viking era carvings, in this, the original religious focus of the kingdom of Strathclyde. Fascinating stuff, with great guides who really put things in context.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The intricately carved Govan Stones are fascinating and well worth a visit. Dating from medieval times, their precise purpose(s) is uncertain, but their beauty and mysteriousness are obvious. The hogback stones are particularly striking--I've never seen anything else like them. If you're going to the...More

1  Thank Casually
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was born in Govan Glasgow in 1946. My family emigrated to Australia in 1959, 1 was 12 years old. I returned to Govan on a recent visit to Glasgow and well it wasn't my Govan of 60 years previous.. The Govan old parish church...More

1  Thank Issy134
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before you go into the church you go through the graveyard where it is said that the ancient Kings of Strathclyde are buried once inside the an exhibition of the Govan Stones .

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited via riverside museum which meant getting the small ferry to Govan. It’s not well sign posted but when you go along the pathway you have to look out left for a church which was boarded up two windows last week. No signs to say...More

1  Thank GLASGOWSBNB
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went to see the old stones and was not disappointed : it's a unique collection from theach 9 and 10th century, with especially the 'hogbacks' that I had never seen before. Besides, one of the volunteer did a tour just for me for free...More

1  Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This church contains amazing artefacts, the bases of early medieval crosses and Viking grave stones. However I can't quite put ny finger on it but there's something not right about the atmosphere and, given the calibre of what's in the church, I expect better exhibitions....More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This is one of Glasgows hidden archeological treasure that is well worth a visit. This little church has a wealth of history behind is doors. From 5 very large Viking hog back stones to beautiful Victorian stained glass windows. We were lucky to have a...More

1  Thank John R
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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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Linda M
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Response from Jack L | Reviewed this property |
Govan subway.
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