Our hotel is only a half mile from Cathedral Square and the entrances to both the Necropolis and Glasgow Cathedral. It's a slight walk uphill on an overcast Saturday morning. Old graveyards are usually interesting and the Glasgow Necropolis does not disappoint us. It is a Victorian cemetery, laid out more as a meandering park. It's on a small hill, providing us views of the surrounding town. At the top is a statue to John Knox, the leader of the Scottish Protestant Reformation. It's fun walking thorough the Necropolis reading the grave markers.
Upon exiting the subway we are uncertain of how to get to Tenement House, since there is a highway in the direction we intended to walk. We look at Google Maps, but we also stop a local to ask directions. She provides some guidance and off we go, often walking single file. After a bit, Fergus once again references Google Maps from his mobile and determines we are headed in the right direction....which shortly becomes largely uphill. It is challenging for most of us and William goes into what he calls donkey mode - making progress, but at a very slow pace. At last we take a right at the street for Tenement House which is relatively level. Whew!
As we finish our visit we ask directions to the subway from the staff and find out that the next subway stop is eight blocks away and largely parallel to Tenement House. We are all delighted, but curse the reality that distance on a high-level map is not always the primary indicator of the best router to take.
Thoroughly exhausted we make our way back on the subway and then the six block walk to our hotel for a nap. Later we finish the evening with a light dinner and a round of whisky.