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Atmospheric and informative

Just had a personal tour of the Govan Stones and it was fascinating. Discovered Govan Old Parish... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marlyn G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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
via mobile
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866 Govan Road | Near Govan subway stop, Glasgow G51 3DL, Scotland
+44 141 440 2466
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Rah14
Reviewed 24 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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29 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.