Glenlee at Riverside Museum, Glasgow, Scotland
This morning, I collected guests from Glasgow Airport and then embarked on a tour as follows:
First to Glasgow’s medieval Cathedral which dates from the 13th century, albeit on a Christian site which dates from around the 6th century. We were escorted around the building by an excellent Cathedral guide.
Interior of Glasgow Cathedral, Scotland
Blackadder Aisle, Glasgow Cathedral, Scotland
Glasgow Cathedral, Scotland
Net we walked over to the Necropolis burial ground which features a large number of elaborate memorials and mausoleums from the 19th century representing the last resting place of the wealthy and famous from a time when Glasgow was the second city of the British Empire. This high elevation site afforded good views of Glasgow and hinterland.
Next, just across the road from the Cathedral to Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow’s oldest house which dates from the 1400s. This was originally part of the Cathedral complex but is now a museum.
Inside Provand’s ,Lordship, Glasgow
Next into the centre of Glasgow for afternoon tea at the Corinthian, an historic building with elaborately decorated interior.
Afternoon Tea at the Corinthian, Glasgow
Inside the Corinthian, Glasgow, Scotland
En-route to the car we witnessed HM the Queen exiting a city building surrounded by a small crowd.
H M The Queen at Glasgow, Scotland
Next, to Govan and Govan Old Church to view the famous Govan Carved Stones which date back to the early medieval period from around the 9th century.
Hogbacks at Govan Old Church, Scotland
Carved Stone at Govan Old Church, Scotland
Next, we drove north for about 1 hour to Bonnybridge where we stopped to view Rough Castle, a 2nd century AD fort on the Antonine Wall. For about 30 years in the 2nd century Antonine Wall was the northern frontier of the Roman Empire. Sections of the Wall remain intact. This was built of turf on a stone foundation.
Antonine Wall at Rough Castle, Scotland
Antonine Wall at Bonnybridge, Scotland
Next to Falkirk, a short distance from Bonnybridge where we able to view another section of the Antonine Wall and the impressive Callendar House.
Finally we checked into our Falkirk hotel. Tomorrow we visit Stirling Castle and other sites.
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