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Glasgow Cathedral

Address: Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-552-6891
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Ranked #20 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Owner description: The medieval Glasgow Cathedral has been in constant use for worship...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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.
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Went last Sunday late afternoon for Evensong. Glorious choir and spectacular setting made for a dramatic and uplifting experience. Came out to a dark and rainy Glasgow, what else! When you leave, look left to see the cinematic sight of the toothy outline of the Necropolis against the skyline.

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

If you are anywhere in the City Central, I would highly recommend this walk, I was able to walk from the Mark's Hotel to the cathedral in about 20 minutes, it is a straight walk on Bath St. to the end which becomes Cathedral Street. I spent at least 2 hrs, admiring the architecture, size and beauty here. Stained glass... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I visited the Cathedral after a tour of the Necropolis, I have worked in Glasgow for 23 year and stayed in Glasgow for a while and never ventured here before. It is amazing! The architecture, the stained glass windows and all the nooks and cranny's, it was stunning. It is also free to get in. Result!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A must for any person visiting Glasgow.Such a beautiful historic building.St Mungos museum and Glasgows oldest house and the Necropolis all within a stones throw of each other.A wonderful informative day can be spent here.St Mungos cafe serves a great homemade lentil soup for lunch also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

You can feel the age of the building as you walk through it. Awesome it is proper sense. The soaring ceilings and beautiful stained glass should be admired whilst sitting quietly on one of many chairs provided.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Although great to have a medieval cathedral in one piece in Scotland, Glasgow Cathedral manages to be simultaneously impressive and depressing. The effect of the rather squat architecture is somewhat compounded by the darkness of the stone. It does have some lovely touches, like the split level that allows chapels beneath, and the wooden value in the chancel. Well worth... More 

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a magnificent medieval cathedral ( it was built in the 12th century) and it doesn't get enough attention. It really is breathtaking inside. You could easily spend a couple of hours exploring all the creepy nooks and crannies even if you're not interested in its religious history. Plus it's right next to the Necropolis where you could spend... More 

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Sandefjord, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The architecture is impressive and you literally feel the history in the walls. In the lower Church you find the tomb of St. Mungo who died in the early 7th century. The stained glass windows are also impressive. They are relatively new having all been installed since 1947. The open timber roof is of early 20th century design, but much... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

couldnt get access via the disabled entrance, this was locked. No guides available in either paper or human form. Still it was raining outside so it was shelter at least.

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Roermond
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Liked the historic atmosphere inside, and with the Necropolis outside. The underground parts are impressive. Only the fact that a large part does not have any seats anymore, makes it feel a little empty.

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