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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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Just by chance I came across the cathedral and took the opportunity to visit inside , stunning stained glass windows on the sides and at each end , they do allow photography, make... read more

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Just by chance I came across the cathedral and took the opportunity to visit inside , stunning stained glass windows on the sides and at each end , they do allow photography, make a donations or purchase from the stall it is beautiful place to see and sit and admire.

Thank QueenslandTommy
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cathedral is well kept old gothic and altogether impressive, with the blue milleium window as its highlight. You can take photographs freely.

Thank Marie B
St Helens, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful building which overlooks the River Clyde. Did not realise when we first walked past it that it was the Cathedral.

Thank BrianB321
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

And it's free/make a donation to enter and view. We wandered right through and down to the areas below. The stonework is incredible. Vaulted ceilings are amazing. One of only a couple of buildings of this Era left in glasgow.

Thank LindaBDive
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another must see for anyone visiting Glasgow (along with the Museum of Religion in Cathedral Square). It was not badly damaged in the reformation and is still an active parish. Its crypts are well worth exploring.

Thank Peter T
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

...not in the sense of art and decoration but the complete opposite. Very minimalist but still imposing and awe inspiring. Even the architecture moves you as the stone bends and forms the beautiful structure. Free to enter and access the tomb of St. Mungo I felt privileged to be allowed inside. A very welcoming experience

Thank jojo1759
Liguria, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Glasgow cathedral was lucky enough to escape the wrath of the reforming Protestants and so remains a reminder of the splendour of Catholic architecture, even though it is now a Protestant place of worship. The guides are great too.

Thank dalmunzie
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely old cathedral with very helpful docents who are happy to spend time answering questions. We enjoyed our visit and wandered round mangos museum, the necropolis etc

Thank Rusby1
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really was impressed by the building from the in- and outside - amazing and lovely - well explained and good to reach - I´ll never forget that visit !!! CHEERS JAN

Thank Jan E
Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This cathedral has the most stunning stained glass windows that I have ever seen. It is a very interesting building with lots of history and you should not leave Glasgow without seeing it.

Thank xprncd_trvlr

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