Lena Points #14: Wallace’s Well, Wallacewell, North Glasgow
William Wallace in North Glasgow
Student Tours Scotland loves Lena Points. It's a great wee way to see some hidden places in and around Glasgow with our favourite pointer, Lena from France. She's a great lass who enjoys discovering places around this fair city and showing them off to you, the loving, touring public. This edition, we present to you, Wallace's Well. It's a hidden gem (literally almost impossible to find) in the north of Glasgow in a area, curiously named, Wallacewell in the Robroyston area of the city.
The story goes that this is where William Wallace took his last drink as a free man before being betrayed and captured. Shockingly, this fantastic piece of history in Glasgow is no longer listed as a historical monument. Student Tours Scotland thinks this is a travesty that Historic Scotland and Glasgow City Council should sort out as soon as possible. William Wallace is considered by many to be one of the most important figures of our past. This well, recently refurbished, is a visual memory of one of the many historically important moments in Glaswegian and Glasgow's history. We must, as a city, do everything to ensure it's there for future generations to see.
That said, getting to Wallace's Well is not easy, it's not even easy to park nearby, but it really is worth the hunt. For more information there leaflet available in the Glasgow, Buchanan Street branch of the Tourist Information Centre.
Posted on 15th July 2013 : permalink