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Glasgow Cathedral

Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland (City Centre)
44-141-552-6891
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Ranked #24 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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Lokeren(Belgium)
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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Beautiful cathedral, a place of peace and quiet ( if there are not too many Dutch at one time, they are noisy and disrespectful).

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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164 reviews 164 reviews
82 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Have I (or you) seen larger and more beautiful? Sure, but that is beside the point. You have to engage your legs to go up the street to the cathedral, but as Glasgow has less historic buildings than Edinburgh, this is one highly on the list to see. Interesting, intriguing just like the religious building should be. Check the catacombs,... More

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Dunedin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The darkened stone of this structure enhances its sense of the spiritual, the solemn, andthe more recent stained glass has been crafted to complement this with real sensitivity. And this is emphasised by its position - squeezed between the inirmary on one side, and the necropolis on the other, its a Sunday reminder of the short, short journey from the... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Nice place, great cathedral with some nice highlights like The museum and The necropolis....very enjoable, nice history and very atmospheric... We loved to be there... It was gorgous, nice choirmusc just before closing time... Magic place... The necropolis is also worth visting.. Only Pere Lachaise in Paris is so dominating in The neigbpurhood area...

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London, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Glasgow has a reputation for being "not the prettiest" city around so I can see why people would like the cathedral as the bar is set quite low. Really there is nothing wrong with it But its not going to blow your mind. Opposite is the oldest house in Glasgow.

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La Salle, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Vital to visit a site so pivotal to Scottish heritage. A bit of a climb down dimly lit areas. Still enjoyed the peace and historical nature of the place.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Its a rather small'ish cathedral BUT the stained glass is really great. Took a great point-and-shoot with me and a monopod. Monopod is a must in these dark Cathedrals. I got a lot of great shots all over the Cathedral before it got crowded, just as I left, too crowded.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

St. Mungo's is probably one of Glasgow's best historical sites. Great architecture with the expected grandeur and mystique of days-gone-by. Yes, it's similar to many other European cathedrals ....but like all those who visit cathedrals, I love them all. The Necropolis standing on a hillock just behind and above the cathedral, its tall monuments forming silhouettes in the bright sunlight,... More

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England
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109 reviews 109 reviews
71 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The cathedral features beautiful stained glass windows and beneath the main building is another church which contains the tomb of St Mungo. There were beautiful modern tapestries on display and the lower section should not be missed.

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Kingsville, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had only one night in Glasgow and we are so glad we spent time investigating the Cathedral. Absolutely breath-taking; architecture, history, stained glass, atmosphere.

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