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Glasgow Cathedral

Address: Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-552-6891
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Ranked #21 of 142 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: The medieval Glasgow Cathedral has been in constant use for worship...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This Cathedral has been here for over 800 years. It's a magnificent Cathedral without a lot of the opulence you find in some of those in Europe. Look out for the beautiful stained glass windows and who has dedicated them A fascinating history of the ciy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Located in Paisley The Cathedral is a bit of a mish mash of bits added over time. However, i found it interesting. The first time I went to see it, one of the Royal family was visiting (the horsey one i believe) it was closed to the public. I got in the next day, but unfortunately did not see what... More 

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We spent a very interesting hour looking around the cathedral which is located within walking distance of the city centre. Like most cathedrals it is very large with high ornate ceilings/pillars. The stain glass windows are a joy to see.There are plenty information leaflets and signage providing details of the various chapels/tombs and windows. While there a visit to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

These days, the center of Glasgow feels kind of like any modern city. But on the east side, you'll find a little corner of history with the old cathedral at its center. It's a beautiful building with the somewhat unusual feature of a full wall separating the apse from the nave. It's situated right next to the Necropolis and Provand's... More 

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troon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The cathedral is in the medieval part of Glasgow close to the Necropolis and a modern Religious centre. These sites could be visited in one trip to this part of the city. Imposing building , inside and out. Beautiful crypt. Memorials to many Victorian military campaigns eg Sudan, Egypt etc. Glebe Str.(The Broons )was nearby as well as a monument... More 

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Cathedral highly impressed me because of its unique interior, rich and long history, unforgettable medieval look. It just sends you back in time for several hundred years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Cathedral dates mostly from the 13th Century and it is always hard to understand how such places were built with their towering ceilings. When you walk in there is an enormous open space without any pews but you can walk through to a different area where there are some. It is dedicated to St Kentigern, also known as Mungo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Unfortunately we weren't able to enter on it because it was closed when we were visiting. But Glasgow Cathedral, also known as High Kirk of Glasgow or St Kentigern's or St Mungo's Cathedral, is today a gathering of the Church of Scotland in Glasgow. Beautiful to take some pictures from the outside, especially if you go to the Necropolis right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We really enjoyed Glasgow cathedral and especially walking the necropolis. Nice view, interesting old tombstones, my favourite is the apparently drunken man statue slumped in his chair. The cathedral was lovely, as are so many, but somehow with all the churches we saw on this trip, Glasgow Cathedral was our favorite. We are the type of people who like to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Despite having lived in Glasgow most of my life , I had never made the effort until now to visit this iconic piece of history in the centre of Glasgow . The outside of the building is impressive enough but when you are in inside , it is breathtaking . You can walk around and explore by yourself but I... More 

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