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Provand's Lordship, Glasgow

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The Provand's Lordship of Glasgow, Scotland, is a medieval-period historic house museum located at the top of Castle Street within sight of the Glasgow Cathedral and Glasgow Royal Infirmary, and next to the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art.Provand's Lordship and the nearby Glasgow Cathedral, are some of the very few surviving buildings from Glasgow's medieval period. Provand's Lordship is the oldest remaining house in Glasgow, the cathedral is the oldest building.Provand's Lordship was built in 1471 as part of St Nicholas's Hospital by Andrew Muirhead, Bishop of Glasgow, the Muirhead coat of arms is still visible on the side of the building. Provand's Lordship was likely to have been used to house clergy and other support staff for the Cathedral, providing temporary housing.The house later became occupied by the Lord of the Prebend of Barlanark and perhaps was shared with the priest of St. Nicholas Hospital and Chapel and became known as Lord of Provan and then Provand’s Lordship.Most of the remaining medieval buildings that surrounded the Cathedral and hospital were demolished between the 18th and 20th centuries. In 1978, the building was offered to the City Of Glasgow by the Provand's Lordship Society. Today the house is furnished with a collection of seventeenth-century Scottish furniture donated by Sir William Burrell.
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  • Museum entry free, interesting in the East of the city centre, right next to the Cathedral and necropolis, walk about 15-20 min from the town centre
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  • It's a good example of old architecture. It's closee to Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis so you can catch there all of them in about an hour. 
  • Built in 1471, is the House's oldest Glasgow and last of the 40 that were the Cathedral quarter. It is a short visit, but it is worth. It is also close to the Cathedral and opposite the museo san Mungo.Tiene a collection of furniture, not very large, 17th century. It is free but a donation can be given as in other free museums in Glasgow.Tienen fact sheets in Spanish. To the floors above it rises by a spiral staircase but accessed well.
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  • We really liked this old medieval house, it's amazing it is still standing, the condition of the building is very good. It's worth to visit it, and it isn't big.
  • How amazing that this has stood for over 540 years.
  • Nice and interesting place
  • The oldest house in glasgow.