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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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1:00 pm - 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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Sombre and Beautiful

Beautiful cathedral surrounded by a large cemetery. Very interesting wandering around the graves on the outside and looking at the architecture of the cathedral. Going inside is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful cathedral surrounded by a large cemetery. Very interesting wandering around the graves on the outside and looking at the architecture of the cathedral. Going inside is a very cool experience. I was particularly interested in all the military banners and tombs that fill the inside walls of the cathedral. Respect is needed when viewing this attraction. Lots of history... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The cathedral is a site you don't want to miss while you are in Glagow. However I have't found it quite as good as other cathedral or other architectural attraction in Glasgow.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

interesting and free to visit. also good stop with the sight seeing bus. close to the Necropolis if you fancy to see tombs, but also a different perspective from the city area. Close to the Universities.

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Manchester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Really such a beautiful place. The cathedral is fab inside and out and the surroundings outside it were great too. A really great few hours spent here.

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west coast of Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you love architecture and Glasgow has plenty please do not miss this wonderful cathedral.From the outside it does not look large and that is because it is over three floors.Please give yourself plenty of time as there is so much to see,the sacristy,the tombs,the small chapels,St Mungo's tomb.Wonderful stained glass.... And on and .on.Staff very helpful,guides available and leaflets... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A beautiful cathedral but in particular see the absolutely magnificent stained glass windows, and St. Mungo's tomb.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Grand old building near the centre of Glasgow. If you are visiting this try and also fit in a visit to the nearby necropolis. Both are a reminder of the rich history of Glasgow.

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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Even If you seen nothing else in Glasgow, this is THE place to visit. Absolutely stuffed with 800 + years of incredible historic significance.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I didn't expect much of this cathedral before visiting, but left totally amazed! The size of the cathedral is deceptive, there is so much to see! Free entry is a bonus. Make sure you set aside a couple of hours to fully appreciate everything there is to see!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. This cathedral is very light and beautifully decorated in a very understated way. A lovely place for peace and contemplation.

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