We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Glasgow Cathedral

Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland (City Centre)
44-141-552-6891
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #23 of 177 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book Now

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
Write a Review

499 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    261
    186
    43
    7
    2
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
United States
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral has lots of things to read and see, and it has lots of rooms to wander through. Different parts of it were built at different times, and there are lots of stories from those different times (for instance, one of the doors has bullets in it). In one spot, people were making rubbings of floor plaques. Everything is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Domzale
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Cathedral is very big and you can fell the power of the building. I was lucky to hear the orchestra (playing dudes) inside and felling was magnificient. From here is good view on Necropolis.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We had the good fortune of visiting this landmark on the same day their choir was practicing, so it just added to the atmosphere and beauty of this church. It's much larger than it looks, with lots of rooms and nooks and crannies to explore, and at times humbling with its profound history. I highly recommend a visit, and bring... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rome, Italy
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
27 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Here is an opportunity to learn about art, architecture, religion, history and tradition all in one visit. I have visited many churches and cathedrals in my career in tourism and this is surely a treat.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Berlin, Germany
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Impressive cathedral, one of these typical huge and dark ones, an old building that was a witness of so many historical events during the ages. If you like this sort of old architecture you should definitely plan to visit it. A huge old cemetery nearby is even more impressive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Please take the time to visit this place. It's truly amazing and of mind blowing beauty. We stayed for at least an hour admiring every detail.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a lovely Cathedral to visit. Not only will you discover (as expected) stunning architecture and stained glass, but you will learn a great deal about the history of the building itself via an exhibition on the lower level (in multiple languages, to cater for tourists). There's an area with reminiscences of the Sunday School and a small chapel... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cumbria
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Really a large church than a traditional Cathedral. Welcoming faces at the door. Quite dark inside but interesting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Angeles, Washington
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I had no idea what to expect. You will need a couple of hours here, there is so much to see! Someone was playing the organ while we were wandering through and it really added to the atmosphere. Definitely take the time to sit and just take in the surroundings because this place is breathtaking. If you go to Glasgow,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

What an amazing cathedral! Absolutely beautiful. We really enjoyed going to the lower level and seeing St Mungo's tomb. As we were down there, someone started playing the organ upstairs. Very creepy and cool all at once. The stained glass was amazing. I have never been in such a large church.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Glasgow Cathedral also viewed

 

Been to Glasgow Cathedral? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing