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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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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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What a beautiful place this is we.were lucky on the day of our visit that the choir was rehersing it made it sound so welcoming the echos were amazing there is a little.tranquil... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a beautiful place this is we.were lucky on the day of our visit that the choir was rehersing it made it sound so welcoming the echos were amazing there is a little.tranquil place where you can say a prayer.or just think there you can find and solitude if you want.it go downstairs.and look up its beautiful

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a beautiful building which makes you feel very humble. the architecture is amazing! Its one of the stops on the sightseeing bus tour and well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting museum attached next door with a lovely tea room. Three floors of displays and a really good way to spend an hour or so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An easy off stop on the hop on hop off bus tour. Very beautiful - we were there during Sunday afternoon prayers so pictures had to be kept to a minimum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing windows and structure. Lower level is interesting. Building it must have been a challenge. Not ornate but historic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This really is a beautiful cathedral deserving of the time you spend there. The stained glass is truly magnificent. Just a short walk from the centre it is easily accessible and well worth making the effort to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This medieval cathedral is thought to have been built on the site of St Kentigern’s tomb and marks the birthplace of the city of Glasgow. It was built before the Reformation from the late 12th century and onwards, Glasgow Cathedral was dedicated to St. Kentigern also known as St. Mungo, the patron saint of Glasgow. Technically, the building is no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

beautiful church with staff to direct you. wonderful choir singing which enhanced the tour . Across the road is the oldest house also worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Worth a visit! The architecture is great and the building is imposing. Don't forget to visit Lower Church, which is located in the bottom of the Temple, where you'll find Tombs, Medieval Books and furniture. This place had the atmosphere of a Catacomb! You can also visit the Museum that include the most famous Religions of every Mainland... and of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful cathedral with a lot to see inside. Be sure to walk around the entire cathedral as there is much to see behind the alters and underneath the main floor. Don't miss the Necropolis behind the cathedral -- one of the first British Victorian cemeteries (we were told). Fascinating graves and incredible memorials.

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