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“Impressive”
Review of Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral
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$40.41*
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Historic Scotland Explorer Pass
Ranked #14 of 272 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.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Impressive”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Whilst this place isnt on the scale and size of other Cathedrals like York or Liverpool. it certainly ticks all the boxes on looks. Ive no doubt of its popularity with tourists as the last time i was there it was swarming with tourists from all over the world

Visited July 2013
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Valencia, Spain
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“Interesting and surprising”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

I think it really worths a visit cause the building is very nice and the altar amaizingly simple and welcoming. Love the big space and construction

Visited August 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Awe-Inspiring !”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

What an awe-inspiring building that is like a maze of several other buildings inside. The Cathedral was being refurbished when we arrived however this didnt detract from the beauty of the architecture, history and gobsmacking detail. Definitely a must see if you are in Glasgow

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awe inspiring”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Cool as!! The church is huge and pretty. It was awesome to look around; bit of a shame the outside was covered in scaffolding but other than that it's a beautiful church. Soooo massive!!! Very worth going to see.

Visited August 2013
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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“Medieval cathedral”
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.

Visited August 2013
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