Program 287a: Glasgow; Roman Britain; Pompeii

Release Date: 01-25-2014


Get tips for planning a visit to the well-preserved ruins of Pompeii, near Naples. Explore ancient monuments, dating to the Roman Empire and earlier, that are scattered across the countryside of England from Hadrian's Wall to Stonehenge. Also, hear how recent renovations have turned Glasgow into an energetic showpiece city in the center of Scotland.


  • Anne Doig, tour guide based in Scotland
  • Roy Nicholls, archeologist and tour guide, based in England
  • Nina Bernardo, tour guide based in Rome

Related Links

  • Anne Doig notes that the Horse Shoe Bar in Glasgow has been a popular pub for many years among local Glaswegians
  • You can make an online reservation for the Charles Rennie Mackintosh tours, conducted by students at the Glasgow School of Art
  • The new Riverside Museum houses Scotland's Museum of Transport and Travel
  • The Tenement House museum depicts typical everyday Victorian-era life, and is run by the National Trust for Scotland
  • The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Burrell Collection are two of the art galleries included on the Glasgow Life website
  • Wikipedia has an extensive article, with photos, on Hadrian's Wall
  • English Heritage details the remodel of the grounds surrounding Stonehenge, and its new visitor centre, in a short online video. Construction is scheduled to start in June 2012, the new visitor centre opened in October 2013, and the landscaping revisions finished by summer 2014.
  • Glastonbury has a deep connection from ancient times with the earliest introduction of Christianity to Britain, and is said to be the site of the oldest church in the world:
  • Rick has assembled an audio walking tour of Pompeii and a map of the site that you can listen to on your smartphone or mp3 player.
  • Ostia Antica is an archeological site, which served as the harbor for Rome in ancient times:
  • Herculaneum is a well-preserved "upscale" Roman era town which, was also buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius: