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Glasgow Cathedral

2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland
+44 141 552 6891
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Must visit if you are in Glasgow. It is nicely maintained and has a lot of history associated with it. It shouldn’t take more than 15-20 minuted to go through the cathedral.

Thank 568chandras
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Used the hop on hop off bus and toured the city this definately a stop you want to make. You can walk through the whole cathedral and its free.

Thank Sandi F
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The cathedral is very beautiful and a must-see for any traveler. The architecture is quite a sight and the inside is just as great!

Thank keitakey
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I grew up in Glasgow and passed the Cathedral many times. However have only just visited for the first time. Very interesting mix of fairly early cathlocism and later presbyterianism

Thank Alexis A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to get there in plenty of time before the Lower Church closes (which it does 30 minutes before the rest of the church), otherwise you will not be able to see St. Mungo's tomb. The arches, ceiling, and stained glass are breath-taking.

Thank tampacubana2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First off this cathedral is free, but we did donate. It's a beautiful cathedral in it's own way. It's a bit more dark outside and in. But to look up and see the wood beams is awesome, nothing I saw in any other cathedral/minster. Also,...More

Thank KSue63
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful building but a bit sad to see how touristic they have made it with the gift shop. I understand it’s a money raiser for the upkeep but it just doesn’t enhance the beauty of the cathedral when you see all the cheap rubbish...More

Thank Jagdaly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely Scottish Cathedral. Excellent choir for Evensong on Sunday evenings. Serves as the gateway for a neat, old cemetery. Excellent museum on the same property.

Thank Sean S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as large as many cathedrals or abbeys we toured, but still impressive,soaring ceilings, drop dead gorgeous stained glass, supposedly constructed on the site where the patron saint of Glasgow, Saint Mungo, built his church. The tomb of the saint is in the lower crypt...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite site in Glasgow. Beautiful architecture mixed with rich history. You are in awe as soon as you walk through the doors. Don't miss walking downstairs, you won't regret it.

Thank jrf1963
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No no no no its free and beautiful 👍😁
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There is a Sunday morning Service at 11.00 a.m. and Choral Evensong at 4.00 p.m. Visitors are welcome to attend. During the week it can be visited and Cathedral Guides are very knowledgeable and can guide you around the... More
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