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Glasgow Cathedral

Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland
44-141-552-6891
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Ranked #24 of 161 attractions in Glasgow
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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Dallas, Texas
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182 reviews 182 reviews
36 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Glasgow Cathedral was only a short walk from our hotel in Glasgow, which made it hard to pass up. This is a free attraction, though they don't mind donations. The church is fantastic and historic. The architecture is stunning and quite beautiful. I wasn't intending to stay for more than 10-15 minutes, but we ended up wandering around for nearly... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

As a Glasgow resident born and bred this place still fascinates me whenever I visit. The history and the architecture is amazing and well worth a visit. The Sunday service if you are a church goer is one to attend as the choir and organist are fantastic. You can wander round the Cathedral and take it just how magnificent it... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This cathedral of St Mungo is stunning. The stained glass is good as is the architecture. With various undercrofts and chapels in the typical red sandstone the cathedral is unique. A visit afterwards to the religious museum makes this a good half day experience.

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Sydney
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This amazing Cathedral is well worth a visit in Glasgow – it should be on your must-do list. It goes back to the 1100’s, obviously with extensions and renovations over the centuries. The main body of the Cathedral shows off the magnificent arched ceiling line, a huge organ straddles the main body and the rear chapels. We were fortunate enough... More

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Visited this amazing cathedral recently and it certainly ranks as one of the best I have ever been to.The building is both beautiful inside and outside and rich in history. The architecture is stunning and I would recommend a visit if you are in Glasgow.

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

What a stunning cathedral! I have visited many around the world, but this ranks at the top. The proximity to both the Necropolis and St. Mungo's makes this a definite win. The interior is absolutely awe-inspiring. Apparently it close occasionally for repairs but I was fortunate enough to visit during open hours. I spent at least an hour gaping at... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The cathedral was about a 20-30 minute walk from our hotel, but it was well-worth it; although we arrived 30 minutes before the Cathedral closed for visitors, the quick lap our group took inside gave us a brief look at the magnificent architecture and the centuries-old furnishings and monuments throughout.

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torquay
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

the cathedral was covered in scaffolding as its having a major clean up..ready for commonwealth games we presumed..defo needs it as a bit black and dingy...interesting inside with litle alcoves and history...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Had a great time visiting the Cathedral! it was a cold and overcast day and it made the setting very beautiful and eerie to look at. The Cathedral was busy with visitors and the ground and the cemetery were amazing! I wish I had more time to walk around the grounds and look at all the graves. well worth a... More

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Traralgon, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Scottish gothic architecture which evokes dark thoughts in my mind... the church was being restored when we arrived. So it was shrouded a little with framework, not giving us the best idea of how this church would look. However, everything that old needs restoration, so it must be done. The church is not large, but it is quite interesting. The... More

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