Tour group at Glasgow Necropolis.

This evening, I am reporting on today’s custom tour of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city.

First, to Glasgow Cathedral, which dates from the 13th-15th centuries, albeit on a much older Christian site possibly dating back to the 6th century AD. Architecture style is Romanesque. Now used for Presbyterian worship the Cathedral was originally part of the Roman Catholic Church when it was described by the Pope as “a special daughter of the Roman Church”.

Glasgow Cathedral

The Cathedral is noted for experiencing minimal physical damage at the time of the Scottish Reformation in 1560.

Nave of Glasgow Cathedral

Communion Table.

Next to the nearby Necropolis (city of the dead), a 19th century cemetery which became the last resting place for the high status segment of Glasgow society.

Glasgow Necropolis

Glasgow Necropolis with John Knox monument in centre

Next to Glasgow’s West End and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. This is an excellent site with a wide range of exhibits ranging from fighter plane to Egyptian mummies to paintings and dinosaurs. Here is displayed a recently discovered portrait of the First Duke of Buckingham by Old Master, Rubens. This dates from c.1625.

Coastal Salish Totem Pole, Canada

Spitfire fighter plane

First Duke of Buckingham by Rubens. C. 1625.

Coffin of ancient Egyptian priest, Nakht.

Gallery at Kelvingrove.

Next to the Riverside Museum on the north bank of the River Clyde which is home to wide range of transport exhibits ranging from 1900 year old canoe type boats to steam engines, bicycles, cars and trams.Moored close by is the Tall Ship, ‘Glenlee which was originally built on the Clyde.

Tall Ship, Glenlee


World’s oldest bicycle

Steam Engine

Second oldest Rolls-Royce Motor Car, 1905.

View of Glasgow and River Clyde from Riverside Museum

Finally, we returned to our accommodation.

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