Thursday, 2 May 2013

Days Out: The David Livingstone Centre

Today we packed a picnic and jumped on a train to visit the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre, near Glasgow.

Here is the tenement building where Livingstone grew up in one room with his parents and five siblings. It is now a National Trust for Scotland-owned museum which tells the life story of this fascinating man.

Here is the visitor centre on site, where there is a nice gift shop and cafe. We sat in the pleasant grounds and enjoyed our picnic. There is lots of space for children to play, an explorers' garden, a play park and if you want to take a nice walk from here you can walk to Bothwell Castle along the Clyde walkway.
V was quite excited by this statue of Livingstone fighting off a lion!

This was a lovely, interesting day out and an easy excursion from Glasgow.

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