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Viking artifacts

Definitely come and see these headstones and ancient tablets. So interesting how these stones and... read more

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Visited today with three teenagers and must say, the staff made this a real treat! They brought... read more

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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866 Govan Road | Near Govan subway stop, Glasgow G51 3DL, Scotland
+44 141 440 2466
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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely come and see these headstones and ancient tablets. So interesting how these stones and this little church survived while everything around them was developed and then redeveloped.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank bookgirl12342002
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today with three teenagers and must say, the staff made this a real treat! They brought history to life. All the kids were buzzing afterwards about the history of the site, the Govan Stones and the Sarcophagus. Thank you, will be back soon for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank GrantandDavid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Govan Old Parish Church packs a great variety of history into one museum. The museum is easily accessible via the subway and the station is only minutes away from the church. The Govan Stones themselves provide an insight into the vibrant early medieval history of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Messenio
Reviewed March 15, 2019

Emma is very knowledgeable and knows the history of the stones and gave us lots of information and a lovely wee tour Recommend this to all ages

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank SallyR1741
Reviewed February 7, 2019

The number of Viking Stones and their striking carvings in Govan Old church are astounding. And the large 'Hogbacks' are Scotland's best kept secret. But not for long hopefully as more people get to hear and visit this location. Although it officially opens to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Artalakin
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit to see the Govan Stones. Good tour guide and very informative. You can get a ferry in the summer time from the Waterside Museum. All free to see

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank JDM262013
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Just had a personal tour of the Govan Stones and it was fascinating. Discovered Govan Old Parish church when they had a talk about the Conch Stone which in itself is very interesting but it’s the Viking hogback stones and artefacts that so caught our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Marlyn G
Reviewed October 3, 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Phil C
Reviewed September 30, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Laura S
Reviewed September 26, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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March 28, 2017|
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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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Response from Jack L | Reviewed this property |
Govan subway.