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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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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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Beautiful hidden gem

A site not to be missed is the Glasgow cathedral outside the city center. Free entry, the epitome of medieval Glasgow, accessible by walking from George sq or by bus

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A site not to be missed is the Glasgow cathedral outside the city center. Free entry, the epitome of medieval Glasgow, accessible by walking from George sq or by bus

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

From first impressions, this place is small than either Salisbury or Exeter Cathedral. It's impressive on the other hand as it's dark stone on the outside so makes it look dramatic. The inside is worth it and has a wooden ceiling which is pretty high.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

On Sunday afternoons, you can attend the service that has a professional choir and readings. The service lasts no more than an hour. It was totally a highlight! Beautiful! Also.. get there early to walk around and see all the areas of the Cathedral.. Lots to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit in conjunction with the Necropolis and/or St Mungo's and.or Provan Lordship. If a nice day go for the Necropolis, good day out if weather is not great. So peaceful and quiet, the ceiling and stained glass windows are great, keep an eye on the steps leading down underneath the Cathedral to the tomb of St Mundo

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I have lived in Glasgow all my life and never ever felt the urge to come here and I have never really known anyone to come here, but its a massive part of Glasgow History and should be recognised by all Glaswegians! I'm not religious but still appreciate the architecture and the history involved. Good day out and its all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you're visiting Glasgow, the Cathedral is a definite on your stop. It's outrageously beautiful and the history is amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We loved searching around this huge cathedral to see what else to discover. The lower part of the church is quite amazing. The upper is suitably majestic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Wow, what a beautiful place! We lucked into finding a volunteer guide almost immediately. He had been a history teacher and was absolutely delightful, sharing stories about the church, its history and its various memorials. Definitely take advantage of the tour. Would be worth visiting for worship if you are able.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A lovely old cathedral, saved from the mass destruction of Henry VIII and Cromwell. Lots of history, a magnificent ceiling and some outstanding stained glass. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Amazing and huge Cathedral. Well preserved and historical. There is a mini-gift store inside the Cathedral with good prices.

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