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Glasgow Cathedral

Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland (City Centre)
44-141-552-6891
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Ranked #22 of 170 attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The medieval Glasgow Cathedral has been in constant use for worship for over 800 years, and is of great architectural and historic interest.... more » Owner description: The medieval Glasgow Cathedral has been in constant use for worship for over 800 years, and is of great architectural and historic interest. Highlights include one of the finest post-war collections of stained glass windows in Britain, and the ceiling in the Blackadder Aisle which was built around 1500 by Archbishop Blackadder. Cared for by Historic Scotland and open to visitors throughout the year from 9.30am except Sundays when it is open at 1pm. Recitals and special family events are a regular feature. Closing times vary seasonally. « less
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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Lovely architecture, beautiful stained glass windows, full of history. Would definitely recommend for a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is one of the few medieval churches in Scotland to have survived the reformation. 800 years old and steeped in history, it is a bit grubby (the stonework is black and in need of a clean), but there are information panels in many places to guide visitors. Lots of really accomplished stained glass and carvings - well worth a... More

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great Cathedral to go into. Beautiful Architecture and Stained Glass not much else to say but worth going into in Glasgow.

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Norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A wonderful building full of history. Many memorials to the Scottish soldiers who perished in many parts of the world fighting for the old empire. Looks in excellent condition but does seem a little gloomy because of the dark nature of the stone.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Beautiful old architecture that is important to preserve the building and share the history that goes back at least 1000 years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Basically, the best cathedral I have ever been to. Amazing spirit, view and atmosphere. Too many tourists, though.

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Mold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is well worth visiting along with the nearby Necropolis. This is a lovely old building with a lot of unique, quirky bits of detail on the building that are usually only spotted when pointed out. It is well worth getting the free guided tour around the building by the very informnative who will happily point out the aforementioned quirky... More

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Matthews, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Boasting the finest Gothic crypt in Britain, the High Kirk dates back to 1233. Saint Mungo's tomb - died in 603 AD - lies below a tapestry of beautfully carved stone pillars and vaulted ceilings. As Scotland's long and romantic history played out, this ancient church was a sanctuary and revered house of worship known to every hero and villain... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

An amazing building and it is so incredible that it has been in constant use for centuries. We were lucky enough to be able to attend a service in the cathedral and it just wonderful. It is beautifully kept and has lots of interesting information.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

One of the most beautiful cathedral I ever saw. Marvelous stained glass windows. Separate little churches on the same place.

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