Govan Old Parish Church is the name of the original parish church serving Govan in Glasgow from the 6th century until 2007. In that year, the Church of Scotland united the two Govan congregations with Linthouse and established the parish church at Govan Cross, making Govan Old redundant. Govan Old Church is no longer used for regular Sunday services, but the building remains a place of worship with a daily morning service and is open to visitors in the afternoons. The church dedicated to Saint Constantine of Strathclyde occupies a Scottish Gothic Revival building of national significance (A-Listed by Historic Environment Scotland) within a churchyard designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument (Historic Environment Scotland). The church houses an internationally significant collection of early medieval sculpture known as Govan Stones. All the carved stones come from the churchyard and including interlace-decorated crosses, hogbacks, and burial monuments dating to the 9th - 11th centuries AD. Govan Old and the Govan Stones are open daily between April 1 and October 31 from 1pm-4pm. Admission to the museum is by donation.To visit Govan Old Parish Church and get the most from your holiday in Glasgow, create itinerary details personal to you using our Glasgow tour itinerary planner.
Govan Old Parish Church Reviews
This small church houses the Govan stones. They are Viking rune and early Celtic. The church itself is fantastic. The church is 4 minutes walk from Govan subway station. I would do this, then the... more »
We called in here on way to Fairfield Heritage and by chance were invited in. The church is superb and the collection of stones dating back to 11th century is amazing. So much history and information.... more »
Govan Parish Church has an amazing collection of historically important and ancient stones dating back thousands of years. The stones give a great insight into ancient times in the Strathclyde area. The guides are very friendly and informative and greatly add to the visit. Admission is free and is well worth a visit.
Fantastic, probably the worlds largest collection of Viking “Hogback” gravestones.
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