Glorious Govan!

I tweeted (@AllAboutGlasgow) a couple of weeks ago that the (free) ferry had started running from the Riverside Museum to Govan. Shortly after, my friend Liz posted on Facebook that she had taken said ferry to Govan so I asked if I could include her words and pictures as a guest blog. Happily she said yes, so here they are.

“Hopped on the free ferry at the Riverside Museum over to Govan to explore the industrial heritage of the area. Designed by Keppie, the offices of the Fairfield Ship Yards – the template of all Glasgow’s (UK and beyond) greatest shipyards – are quite magnificent. Saved from demolition through the persistence of people with vision, this is yet another example of a Glasgow hidden gem. The volunteer guide who took the small group of us on a guided tour was clearly passionate about his subject. Check out the website and pay a visit.”

Thanks to Liz for this. I love the way that the ferry links Partick and Govan. As well as the Fairfield Ship Yards, a visit to Old Govan Parish Church to see the Govan Stones which date from the 9th-11th centuries is a must.

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