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Glasgow Cathedral

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Address: 2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 552 6891
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The medieval Glasgow Cathedral has been in constant use for worship for...

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.

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Sums up glasgow's History

Lovely cathedral, a very informative guide told us interesting stories . The tomb of St Mungo is in the crypt

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely cathedral, a very informative guide told us interesting stories . The tomb of St Mungo is in the crypt

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to visit, peaceful, a serene and delightful cathedral, you cannot leave but be enthralled with the amazing artichecture

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Thank JJAL4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parts of this church date back to the early 1100's! The stained glass throught is stunning as well as parts of the interior are very majestic!

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this place in a cold and windy morning of March 2016; it is a must see and one should admire the greatness of this ancient and historical building I also visited the cemetary near it, by the hill ... very interesting lesson of history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A tearful engagement, thirty years ago I stood here with my family, and remarkably it remains extraordinary experience. I couldn't imagine any visit to Glasgow without a homage to the Glasgow Cathedral. Not just any church, and a noteworthy to consider it is so much more than a tourist attraction. It does help to have a guided tour, but glad... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cathedrals are such sumptuous buildings and Glasgow's is no exception. The story is all in the detail so a guide book or a tour guide definitely adds to the experience - without this information it is just a feast for the eyes but you don't have the back story. Would certainly recommend a visit and try to catch a tour... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's just a cathedral. It's is beautiful don't get me wrong but it will kill no more than half an hour if you look and walk super slow

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a shame that they don't do services throughout the week only on a Sunday but still well worth a walk around.

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Thank Ethan E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth visting. The layout was unusual compared to many cathedral - an underchurch, no crypt. The colouring has gone dark over the years but it suits it.

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Atherton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth stopping in. Especially the older and lower levels. Necropolis is more interesting. Building and architecture are the appeal.

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