Saturday, 17 September 2016

Provan Hall - a great old house

It's Glasgow Doors Open Weekend so hubby and I paid a visit to Provan Hall in Auckinlea Park, Easterhouse in Glasgow.  It is a fascinating place with lots of character and is perhaps one of the oldest houses in Glasgow.

There are two old buildings dating from the 16th or early 17th century with an enclosed courtyard.  There are also some beautiful gardens.  Provan Hall is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and managed by Glasgow City Council (great information on this website).  It has some wonderful architectural details which you can read about at Canmore.

However, imagine my surprise when I discovered that part of the building had appeared in Outlander - they had filmed at Provan Hall earlier this year!  Wow - I was so excited at that news.  There were photographs of how the place looked when they were there and if you are an Outlander fan then you can see the results in Series 2, Episode 12.  The building appears as McGilvrey's Boarding House where Claire goes with Mary Hawkins to try to help Alex Randall and runs into Black Jack Randall!

The sign for McGilvreys Boarding House from Outlander.

Outlander locations aside, the interior of the buildings contained an assortment of bits and pieces from various eras - here's a wee selection.  Love the photograph of the old dresser filled with plates.

There were some lovely people helping out at Provan Hall and there were activities planned for later in the day.

If you have ever visited "The Fort" shopping centre in Glasgow, then Provan Hall is just nearby. Please check out opening times on their website as it is only open on certain days.

Drawing of the archway showing date of 1647.
That was one lucky Doors Open Days visit for me!

Love, Liz


mamasmercantile said...

Looks amazing, what a great place to visit.

janice15 said...

Gosh I'd really love to visit a place like this. Looks lovely and interesting. Happy Sunday with love Janice