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Review of Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral
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Ranked #13 of 280 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.
Woking, United Kingdom
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“gothic cathedral”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

impressive cathedral, beautiful stained glass windows. The architecture is wonderful and the cathedral is vast and holds interesting items and information.Worth a visit!!

Visited July 2013
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Newmarket, Suffolk, UK
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“Opressive”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

The pillars, ceilings, stained glass etc. are all wonderful and the workmanship excellent. It just wasn't for me. Everything was very dark - the stone is obviously local and looks as if it is covered in soot. It is a place of worship, which I respect, but I have been in many Cathedrals which lift your soul, but not this one.
Hope I havent offended anyone, but it didnt give me a warm feeling.

Visited July 2013
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“Interesting and unusual cathedral”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is an interesting cathedral nestled away in a courtyard to the east of the city. The outside stonework is showing its age and is quite blackened, giving the building an even more gothic look! If you’re taking pictures, it’s best to wait until you get up to the necropolis, as that’s where you’ll get the best view of the cathedral itself. Inside, it has a fairly bare nave, but the most interesting features are in the transept – the choir itself is raised with its own interior balconies, which is quite unusual. Also, there are addition chapels and chambers located beneath the choir and transept, and this is where you will find the tomb of St. Mungo himself. It’s a great place to explore, and best of all it’s free! On your way out, check out some of the graves around the building and if you’re feeling fit, climb up the hill to the necropolis.

Visited June 2013
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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“Not just a big church, but a wealth of history!”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Having been born and raised in Glasgow before moving away, I must admit to the fact that my recent visit to the Glasgow Cathedral was my very first. A magnificent building with a wealth of history to be found inside for those interested enough to take the time to digest the content within. Most people pass it by, as it stands next to what was once the Archbishop's Palace, or as it is better known now, Glasgow Royal Infirary.
Just outside the gate of the Cathedral stands a small museum which in itself holds an abundance of religious artifacts, documents etc, some from around the world, and directly across the road from this is The Oldest House In Glasgow. Although this might take but 15 minutes to loog around, it still contains sufficient hitorical information to hold the attention of those with a genuine interest. Entry to each of these historical attractions is free, therefore it won't hurt anyones pocket if they find its not their cup of tea. Personally, my only disappointment was the fact that I had only just discovered what had relatively been on my doorstep for decades.

Visited June 2013
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“One day in Glasgow”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

With only one day in Glasgow I had to decided what to see and do. I really just had to walk up to the High street and see the Cathedral, where the city started. It was well worth the walk and I was able to see so many sites on the way. I would highly recommend a visit to the Cathedral, see the upper and lower churches and the Black Adder aisle, if you have just one day in Glasgow.

Visited June 2013
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