Chasing Ghosts In South Glasgow
Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off
She is potentially the most tragic woman in history. Mary Queen of Scots could have done the impossible and instead her short life was fraught with chaos and broken promise. Our tour this week took in the Battlefield and Langside areas of Glasgow finishing off the four part story of the Queen around Glasgow. The Battlefield Monument at Langside is one of Student Tours Scotland's favourite hidden gems in Glasgow. It's a shame it's not more known about with tourists. It really does look awesome.
Our tour entered Queens Park - named after Mary and her life as her final battle for freedom was fought here. The Glasshouse in the park has some cool surprises like a whole range of cacti; a massive set of Koi Carp and an awesome reptile house. One or two of our party were a little startled by the snakes though!
Glasgow has a great number of parks and this Victorian Era park is one to see. The views from the flagpole run almost to the north of the city. The duck pond seems full of seagulls but at least there is a smaller one nearby which is full of cool birds.
The Glasgow walks are really taking off. See you next week on our next one!
Posted on 5th June 2012 : permalink