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Glasgow Cathedral

Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland (City Centre)
44-141-552-6891
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Ranked #21 of 173 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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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My children were doing a school project and so we ended up in Glasgow Cathedral! The The tourist information guided us as a 5 minute walk from George Square - not quite when you are pushing a pushchair and have 2 other children. Anyhow we did get there eventually and took joy in sitting down for a breather! This gave... More

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Scotland/Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The outside looks black and grimy - they cannot clean it without destroying it - but inside it is glorious. The modern stained glass windows are stunning - some traditional in appearance, others very modern. We picked up a free guided tour - something I usually avoid - which was really good, informative as well as interesting. Down below the... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful cathedral, normally churches and cathedrals are not my thing, but this one surprised me. A lot of small places in the cathedral that are still being used. If you go visit this one, you should also visit the Necropolis and the oldest house in Glasgow.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

A must see for history and architecture lovers. Friendly volunteers, and a lot to see. Definitely worth a stop in. While you're there, check out the Provand's Lordship, the Castle Museum and the Necropolis. All of these locations are free to visit.

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Pisa, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is definitely a must do site in Glasgow. In close proximity there are various attractions, so you can see all of them very easily. Don't miss this place.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A little way from other attractions but worth it. On entering there were staff who were only too willing to offer info. Good visually with the crypt and unexpected change. Do visit the tea room and shop (close by) for good value items.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a gorgeous cathedral inside and out. Definitely a must do site in Glasgow. I combined the morning with a visit to the Necropolis, the St. Mungo Museum of Religion and the oldest house in Glasgow. All are in close proximity and well worth the look. Very good picture opportunities as well!

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Fantastic way to travel back in time....Though an organised guided tour would have been idea. Will definitely be back again.

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Morwell, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

As we journey through the UK the cathedrals just keep getting bigger and more magnificent. They are getting to a size where a guided tour would be helpful.

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Lokeren(Belgium)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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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