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Glasgow Cathedral

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Address: 2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-552-6891
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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City cathedral a historical focal point

While not the prettiest and most architecturally outstanding, Glasgow Cathederal is the heart, centre and a focal point for many of the most important historical events after the... read more

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While not the prettiest and most architecturally outstanding, Glasgow Cathederal is the heart, centre and a focal point for many of the most important historical events after the city was formed out of the old town of Govan. This and the adjoining necropolis form an interesting record of the history of the now Strathclyde area including the supremacy of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must visit church (Cathedral) in Glasgow. It is said to be the oldest cathedral which escaped destruction. Free guided tours are arranged by the church authorities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting old church and grounds. Lots of history and the folks there were very helpful in explaining the history and structure of the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were told by our guide--Charles, a retired local history teacher--that this cathedral is the largest intact cathedral in all of Scotland. It escaped much of the destruction during the reformation because locals thought it was worth saving and defended it from marauders. While most of the Catholic images have been removed from inside, it is still beautiful and an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful old cathedral-both the upper and lower churches.Thank goodness it survived the Scottish Reformation.Resting place of Saint Muungo.Don't forget to explore the nearby Necropolis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love churches and architecture and something about this church impresses. Simply beautiful inside and out and great views of the cathedral and the city from the Necropolis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The stained glass is beautiful, the huge gothic interior imposing & impressive. There are a couple of steps at the entrance and stairs to the crypt where there are some smaller chapels and the tomb of St Mungo (real name Kerigan). Many churches would charge for entry to this "extra" attraction, here it is free, as is the cathedral itself,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is an imposing presence and deepens your sense of Glasgow. It looms above the city and imparts a sense of history and depth that contrasts with the business aspect of the center of the city. If you're lucky enough to be there during a service, you may hear the lovely choir.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent several hours in the interesting cathedral, guides are provided and are a source of information . There are many levels to explore and a lot of history associated with it. If you have the time to explore you could easily spend a morning or afternoon here, there are no toilets nearby so be aware of that. Access is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An essential place that you have to visit if you comes to Glasgow. It's a giant cathedral which you can pass hours watching their architechture. It's free if you only wanna visit the cathedral, if you wanna go with groups there are a lot of guided tours.

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