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Address: Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-552-6891
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: The medieval Glasgow Cathedral has been in constant use for worship for...
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.
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Beautiful Gothic architecture

If you like Gothic architecture, then the Glasgow Cathedral is a must see, and is still nice even if you think Gothic architecture is simply architecture that is angry with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If you like Gothic architecture, then the Glasgow Cathedral is a must see, and is still nice even if you think Gothic architecture is simply architecture that is angry with the world. This is because the church is one of the few in Scotland that survived the Reformation with its beautiful wooden barrel-vaulted ceiling and ornate stonework. Also be sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

When I walked in the door I saw a sign that read "Free Guided Tours," so I asked to have one. A sweet lady named Sandra spent almost three hours with me. She gave me some insight into Scottish history, the history of Glasgow, and the history of the Cathedral. I enjoyed every single moment!

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

When I visited the Cathedral, there was a mass and I was there just in time. Spur of the moment decision to attend it even if I am not a religious person and belongs to a different denomination. It was a very unique, worthwhile experience to witness Church of Scotland's service. In fact, it was a very remarkable experience to... More 

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Naxxar, Malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing exterior and interior with gothic architecture and high arches. The history details of the stained glass windows are very interesting to see. A tourist destination

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Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This cathedral is one of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever seen - if you go to Glasgow, this is a must see !

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glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is not a large cathedral but it is full Scottish and British history and its heroes rest here reminding as that real men die for queen and empire, It has been here since medieval times being first a Catholic church and now representing the church of scotland, a beautiful gothic building that is brimming with history and beauty. the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Glasgow is a beautiful city for Long walks. During one of those, I reached the cathedral. Honestly, I have not seen anything with such beautiful architecture in my life. I have visited a lot of places but this one took my breath away. Amazing simple amazing. A must visit if you are travelling to Glasgow.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I'm not a religious person at all, but the cathedral was so grand that I felt I'd be compelled to start believing in God if I'd attended mass there. There's a mesmerising air to the place, and it definitely warrants a visit if you're in Glasgow.

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Ninole, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We had some extra time so we decided to walk over and visit this cathedral. I was surprised to find it so lovely. At the end of our two week trip to Scotland, I asked my 11 year old daughter what had been her single best experience. She promptly announced that visiting this cathedral was her number one. "It was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

As a Glaswegian I am not proud to say that I had never been to the Cathedral but I was blown over when I did eventually make it. It is huge and they have the remains of Saint Mungo in the crypt! I spent a long time in here it is well worthy a visit and it is free as... More 

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Additional Information about Glasgow Cathedral

Address: Address: Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-552-6891
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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