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A hidden archeological treasure

This is one of Glasgows hidden archeological treasure that is well worth a visit. This little... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Banbury, United Kingdom
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Easy visit by free ferry or metro: Early Medieval Carvings from Kingdom of Strathclyde

We were down at the cafe on the Tall Ship and saw the super little free ferry at the Transport... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
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866 Govan Road | Near Govan subway stop, Glasgow G51 3DL, Scotland
+44 141 440 2466
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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

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We were down at the cafe on the Tall Ship and saw the super little free ferry at the Transport museum shuttling back and forth. So we looked up the times and it mentioned the Govan Stones which, to my shame having read archaeology at...More

2  Thank DollyBirdScotland
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Went to visit this historic church with OIR Ayr and learned a great deal about the area and the tombs in the church. The hogs back tomb stones are very interesting and I have never seen them before. Our guides were great and couldn't do...More

1  Thank Mick R
Reviewed 10 May 2018

I had recommended the Stones to a friend and we went yesterday. Even though i had been several times before I was was hugely impressed by the remarkable carved stomes which date back more than a thousand years. The lighting is just perfect so you...More

2  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We popped in as part of a self-made tour around Glasgow in a day, stopping off around the Glasgow subway. We arrived around 11am, assuming it was open all day. We found the church closed and only a tree surveyor was in the grounds. He...More

1  Thank amazinggoose
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This little place is hard to find but it is really worth the effort to find it. Sitting off the street behind some buildings this out of the way church with its wonderful graveyard has some of the most special relics to see in Glasgow/Paisley....More

1  Thank Linda F
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Fabulous visit here with some friends from California on the 29th September. This really is a hidden gem In the heart of a once industrial area of Glasgow. Apart from some magnificent stained glass windows there are ancient carved Viking stones which were found locally....More

1  Thank Derek M
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Wouldn't have been aware of the stones' existence had it not been for a leaflet in our hotel, which apparently was something the church started doing earlier this year. Lovely old church with some interesting artefacts, the Govan Stones being the major thing. Really interesting...More

Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Doing the 'Hop on, Hop Off' bus around Glasgow, the reach of the Clyde River looked enticing on a sunny afternoon, so we hopped off for a look - and found the free ferry across the river. Once there, we saw the signs for the...More

2  Thank ibuguruk
Reviewed 24 July 2017

My friend took me to visit here as being a resident of Govan she is very proud of the church and the Stones and understandably so. Please make sure you have at least an hour, the lovely volunteers are there to do tours, we didn't...More

1  Thank hairdy
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28 March 2017|
Response from amazinggoose |
You can enquire about the tours via email. The website is the first result if you Google: the govan stones
Linda M
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Response from Jack L | Reviewed this property |
Govan subway.