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“Love this Cathedral”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral
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$40.38*
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Historic Scotland Explorer Pass
Ranked #13 of 269 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
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.
Colintraive, United Kingdom
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“Love this Cathedral”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Took friends to see Glasgow Cathedral which never disappoints. It is a marvellous place of majestic beauty. Start with the crypt where St Mungo is buried and work your way up, a joy.

Visited February 2013
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“Medieval but not inspiring”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

Perhaps it's because the sandstone has turned so dark from pollution, but I found the cathedral impressive without being inspiring--compared against, say, the York Minster. Still worth a visit, and the necropolis next door is spectacular.

Visited February 2013
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“What a place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

I couldnt beleive it when I was told this original cathedral was over 800 years old!. Its like walking in history well worth a visit and make sure you cross the road to 'The Provands Lordship' which is the oldest house in the country - at also over 800 yrs old!

Visited December 2012
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Ilminster
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“Beautiful inside”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

Very different from English cathedrals. Modern stained glass is vibrant. contains the tomb of St. Mungo. Down in the crypt is a well and the old stained glass. The volunteers are very knowledgable. Must visit the Necroplis which is next door and the St Mungo museum adjacent to the cathedral.

Visited February 2013
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Forfar, United Kingdom
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“Medieval”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

Only intact medieval Cathedral in Scotland and well worth a visit. Cathedra museum is adjacent as are the original 14th century houses that were used by the Cathedral clergy.

Visited December 2012
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