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.

Antonine Wall near Callendar House, Falkirk

Callendar House, Falkirk, Scotland

Finally we checked into our Falkirk hotel. Tomorrow we visit Stirling Castle and other sites.

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