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Review of Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral
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$21.42*
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City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #11 of 300 things to do in Glasgow
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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.
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Dating from the 12th century, it is the only Scottish cathedral to escape the reformation in the 16th century. Plenty of interesting chapels and even has a large underground area. If you want to know more about the history, then ask one of the guides (wearing blue gown) to tell you about it, but only if you have time to spare, as the man I spoke to knew an awful lot about the history, and seemed prepared to tell me all of it. Unfortunately I really did have a train to catch, so had to shorten the history lesson.

Only a short walk from the Necropolis, so easy to combine the two places in a visit.

Thank PeterLanky
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Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Lovely old church but conservation obscured the west end. Good stained glass though not terribly old. Blackadder Aisle an interesting chapel.

Thank Frank C
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

so much to see and take in,cathedral is huge.it is even worth taking the time to walk around the building as well.
stain glass is stunning.
if you have not visited here ,you must.

Thank ronnie c
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Remarkable piece of architecture. It was just gorgeous to look at, inside and out. The surrounding area was great for photography as well.

Thank Hewettlo
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

The choir were practising when we visited, which just lifted the whole experience walking round. The architecture and woodwork is wonderful, and the visit to the crypt quite fascinating. Nice little gift shop too, with friendly staff. Well worth a visit.

Thank BabeNo1
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