Govan Old Church & Govan
Stones / 3 miles southwest of
images of Govan Church &
Govan Old Church is one of the
lesser known attractions in Glasgow,
but also one of the most interesting,
and historic. Situated in the centre of
Govan, 50 yards west of Govan
The Govan Stones are 31 pieces of
early Medieval Sculptures from the 9th
to 11th Centuries. These range from an
ornate solid stone Sarcophagus, to a
number of carved stone slabs, and the
largest collection of Hogback stones in
Scotland, thought to have been used as
The Stones are said to commemorate
the power of those who ruled the Old
Kingdom of Strathclyde.
The Hogback stones are thought to be
Viking Grave Markers.
Govan Old Church is the oldest place
of worship in Glasgow, believed to have
been the centre of the ancient Kingdom
of Strathclyde. The Church building on
the site today, was constructed in
Govan Old Church worship takes
place: Monday to Friday, at 10am, for
about 15 mins.
Church Google Map . Postcode: G51
3UU. Tel: 0141 440 2466.
FREE Admission and Tours available most
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