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Glasgow Cathedral

Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland (City Centre)
44-141-552-6891
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Ranked #23 of 172 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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Ashburn, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Its a rather small'ish cathedral BUT the stained glass is really great. Took a great point-and-shoot with me and a monopod. Monopod is a must in these dark Cathedrals. I got a lot of great shots all over the Cathedral before it got crowded, just as I left, too crowded.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

St. Mungo's is probably one of Glasgow's best historical sites. Great architecture with the expected grandeur and mystique of days-gone-by. Yes, it's similar to many other European cathedrals ....but like all those who visit cathedrals, I love them all. The Necropolis standing on a hillock just behind and above the cathedral, its tall monuments forming silhouettes in the bright sunlight,... More

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The cathedral features beautiful stained glass windows and beneath the main building is another church which contains the tomb of St Mungo. There were beautiful modern tapestries on display and the lower section should not be missed.

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Kingsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We had only one night in Glasgow and we are so glad we spent time investigating the Cathedral. Absolutely breath-taking; architecture, history, stained glass, atmosphere.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Could've skipped the town completely and not missed much. It was surprisingly dirty and run-down. Only the cathedral was nice, but then I like seeing cathedrals.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Glasgow cathedral is an intriguing part of the city. It is imposing from the outside, but dark and mysterious inside. We particuarly loved the lower levels of the church, which are supported by hundreds of pillars that hold the might above. It really is like visiting 2 seperate places. Great place to get a feel of the history of Glasgow

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Argos, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The architecture and ambience of the entire cathedral was moving. The stain glass windows were excellent.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our tour group had the opportunity to visit Glasgow Cathedral as well as the Necropolis. Both were fascinating and were wonderful sources of information about life hundreds of years ago. Despite an occasional drizzle we walked way up above the city to view the statuary erected in memory of those who came before. What I found amazing were the number... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful and a definite must see. Can walk to the grave area on the hill, but the cathedral is beautiful. The grave area of St. Mungo can be seen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The whole area around the Cathedral was very interesting. There is no charge to visit this lovely church and it felt like a place of worship rather than a tourist attraction like some other Cathedrals I could mention.

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