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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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Impressive Cathedral and definitely worth a visit. Beautiful stained glass windows and the intricate interior make this aesthetically pleasing and interesting. It's also... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Impressive Cathedral and definitely worth a visit. Beautiful stained glass windows and the intricate interior make this aesthetically pleasing and interesting. It's also worthwhile checking out the Necropolis across the way!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A truly beautiful old church that is worth visiting. Have to see it to appreciate it. No fee but donations are are appreciated.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely worth a visit-this is a beautiful building and surprisingly, free to enter. Set in a very interesting part of Glasgow, the nearby Necropolis is also definitely worth a visit at the same time.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Gothic Cathedral is as impressive on the inside as it is on the outside. Take the time to wander around, read the plaques and soak up the atmosphere. The building has been restored many times, but most of the current building, including the stone choir screen, dates from the 15th century. St. Mungo founded a monastry here in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Cathedral is expansive and beautiful. Please be mindful of worshippers, as it is an active church. Leads to the base of Necropolis which provides some splendid aerial views of the Cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an excellent visit and free of charge. Wonderful memorials and windows. Other features include a large crypt. Excellently maintained.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited specifically to hear Choral Evensong on Sunday afternoon. It was a lovely service amidst the beautiful surroundings. The smaller than usual choir was excellent. The service took place as hordes of visitors respectfully walked around the building. There is beautiful stained glass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rather dirty looking on the outside but the interior is vast and interesting. Visit the crypt for St. Mungo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a few hours to kill during a very wet visit to Glasgow. Not up to the magnificence of Durham cathedral but sheer age, size, and a caring refurbishment makes this oasis (antiquity amongst a modern university buildings) makes this worth a visit. A mixture of new and old stain glassed windows. A history to be proud of, as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the best preserved gothic cathedrals to be found, dating from the late 12th century. It is festooned with plaques, altars and other historical elements. The vaulted wooden ceiling is a unique feature. It almost did not survive the reformation but thankfully John Knox did not have his way. It did transition into an Anglican church. Many... More 

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