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Glasgow Cathedral

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Address: 2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland
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+44 141 552 6891
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

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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Glasgow Cathedral

This is a fascinating architectural accomplishment. It is hard to imagine the amount of labor involved in building this huge and complex structure with the tools and technology... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Tim R
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a fascinating architectural accomplishment. It is hard to imagine the amount of labor involved in building this huge and complex structure with the tools and technology available almost a century ago. It is a peaceful place to sit and meditate or to look at the monuments and stained glass.

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Took a wander round the cathedral for the first time this past weekend. The building is incredible inside, beautiful stained glass windows, the organ music gave it a slightly eerie edge! I took some amazing photographs, some of which I will share here

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Biel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The Glasgow Cathedral it is THE monument to visit, you can't miss this. The cathedral is impressive from outside and inside, just enjoy.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Combine with a visit to the Necropolis next to the cathedral. Cathedral dates back to 12th Century. St Mungo's (St Kentigern)tomb in the crypt is a must see. Fantastic stained glass windows.

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Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is a must if you are interested in the history of Glasgow and Scotland also the cathedral go's back to the origins of the city it's the oldest part of Glasgow there is a crypt and the necropolis is where Glasgow's rich and famous are buried next to the ordinary folk also there is dear roaming in the grounds... More 

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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The cathedral in Glasgow is beautiful. The stain glass windows and the stone interior are stunning. The cathedral looks beautiful from the outside too. It's free to visit and worth spending a little bit of time there. They have some free guided tours for visitors if you are interested.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Amazing Cathedra, very beautiful from outside and inside. Next to it there is a Necropolis that I advise visiting. Must see if you're in Glasgow!

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Independence, Missouri
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Very stirring experience. As with most European cathedrals we have visited, the age of everything is awe inspiring.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Compared to other cathedrals I've visited Glasgow is a disappointment. Firstly all the stonework- inside and out, is very dirty. Inside the area you enter is completely clear of seating, the first seating you find is through the (very nice) choir screen, making the worship part of the church relatively small. The Windows are nothing special although I would have... More 

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Sun City West, Arizona
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

As part of our city tour, we enjoyed visiting this Cathedral. It is worth the visit, and easy to access.

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