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“Beautiful Building”
Review of Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral
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Ranked #14 of 272 things to do in Glasgow
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Building”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Wonderful place of worship in historic part of Glasgow. Well worth a visit. some car parking nearby but within walking distance of city centre.

Visited July 2012
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“You must include this on your trip to Glasgow”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

The Glasgow Cathedral, also called the "High Kirk" or St Mungo's Cathedral, currently it is a part of the Presbytery of Glasgow, The tomb of St Mungo is in the lower crypt. This is an amazing cathedral, no visitor should leave Glasgow without making a visit. The building was consecrated in 1197. We were lucky enough to catch an organ recital, which I will never forget, you can view the schedule of services and recitals on line by visiting the Glasgow cathedral site.

Visited October 2012
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“A Unique Experience - a Presbyterian Cathedral !”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

A fantastic Medieval building and Cathedral steeped in Scottish history. The list of clergy reflects a turbulent history. Roman Catholic, and Anglican / Episcopalean Bishops are listed prior to Presbyterian ministers since 1690. The guide was very informative and full of good humour. He "made" our visit.

Visited November 2012
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

It looks just like a cathedral should do-big and imposing. inside it is very large and dark, if a little drab, but visit the crypt, it is immense and the tomb for St Munro and the architecture is fascinating.

Visited October 2012
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“Quick stop - not enough!”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Retains it's faith based focus while welcoming visitors. We appreciated the opportunity to visit with the gift shop staff who were very helpful.

Visited October 2012
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