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Govan Old Parish Church

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Address: 866 Govan Road | Near Govan subway stop, Glasgow G51 3DL, Scotland
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+44 141 445 1941

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Very interesting historical site to visit

We spent more than an hour wandering round the old church exploring the 31 monuments and the early medieval sculpture. Also the Viking hogback stones and the Govan Sarcophagus... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent more than an hour wandering round the old church exploring the 31 monuments and the early medieval sculpture. Also the Viking hogback stones and the Govan Sarcophagus which is amazing.

Thank Pippa354
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is quite hidden, but not hard to find. However, you can walk past it and never notice. Anyway, the church itself really spacious and cozy. And it also has a collection of archeological stones. The church is near the subway station, so you don't need to walk hours to see it.

Thank Aida G
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Home of the legendary hogbacks - a couple of which were borrowed by the British Museum in London for a recent exhibition. Stunning stained glass, rich in history. Tour guides are vounteers who have a wealth of knowledge- brilliant visit!

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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit the church is really quite nice but the stone carvings are the really good part. The statues are really amazing and you could easily miss this place. Also worth watching the time team episode about the stones.

Thank jamie1138
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a beautiful old church situated in Govan on the south side of the Clyde. It has featured in Time Team and the Hog Back stones found in the church ground can be seen inside the church.

Thank April0304
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Visited last year when the Govan stones were on show. Such an amazing find. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and the stones breathtaking. The church itself now houses two denominations which was interesting and the marble scarsophogous another key point.

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Linlithgow, Scotland
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The church is very close to the bus station and subway yet could easily missed, and seems not to have the visitor numbers it deserves. The church building and contents have a substantive place in the history of Govan and the city. The stones are interesting and impressive, and augmented by other more standard church features. Take the tour: the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

I had gone for a lovely walk along the Clydeside expressway and came across the Zaha Hadid designed building "The Riverside Museum". What a fantastic shaped building, incorporating the river and the buildings use. The Museum itself was also interesting with lots of well displayed exhibits and information cards. I would recommend you could spend a full day here exploring.... More 

Thank evehols
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Interesting mix of some historic stones, in a wonderfully kept church. It isn't far from the Govan Subway station or there is also the free ferry from the Riverside Museum that runs over the summer. Well worth the visit.

Thank Ploes
Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Off the beaten track but currently easily reached by the free ferry from the Riverside Museum at Partick on the Clyde. Also the Govan underground station. Permanent exhibition of monumental stones from the 7th century charting early Scottish history. Explanatory panels and helpful guides.

Thank Brian C

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