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Glasgow Cathedral

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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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Dark and foreboding and visit the Necropolis

Glasgow Cathedral is not up there with the most impressive to be found in the UK in either architecture or size ( The whole thing would fit into the knave at St Albans for example... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Glasgow Cathedral is not up there with the most impressive to be found in the UK in either architecture or size ( The whole thing would fit into the knave at St Albans for example ) , but where it scores is in the dark black stone of its construction, which gives it a very foreboding feel as you walk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Interesting, but nothing special. Friendly staff and some historical and artistical details. No towers to climb unfortunately.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Since the Cathedral was closed for visitors for some reason,i am not sure of the inside view.From outside it is good and a historical monument.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was the first place we got off on the hop on hop off bus tour. We loved the mammoth scale, soaring ceilings, and aging blackness of it all. You probably don't need really long here, but it's well worth a stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The frontage of theCAthedral is very m well-maintained, despite the towers having been redone---but we could not visit inside as there was a large batch of University students visiting there by appointment. There are historic statues, including of Queen Victoria, on the Square in front of the Cathedral!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We visited the cathedral in the late afternoon. Light was coming through the windows and they were very interesting and beautiful. Most of the windows were replaced after World War 2

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a must-see in Glasgow. One of the best cathedrals <for me> in all of the UK. Caution: To make the most of it, the steps to the lower level are very difficult to navigate for the elderly. There is still plenty to see, but a lot of walking. We have been twice (from the US) and thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

As soon as we walked in the door we were told the Cathedral was closing, so we only had time to snap a few photos. Definitely worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful part of Glasgow. Me and my boyfriend went for a long walk and decided to head to the Cathedral. Although I was really tired by the time we reached there, it was well worth the walk. Beautiful building and surrounding grounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This was our fist stop in Glasgow. If you can opt for the guided tour as it does a good job explaining the history and some neat facts. My daughter loved "hunting" for the angel stain glass. This is a great stop to see Glasgow Cathedral, St. Mungo's Museum, and The Necropolis. Be advised that the toilets are across the... More 

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