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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
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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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Wonderful tour very interesting

We only had a couple of hours to visit this historic cathedral but we had a very knowledgable gentleman guide who took us around and made our visit very pleasurable and... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

We only had a couple of hours to visit this historic cathedral but we had a very knowledgable gentleman guide who took us around and made our visit very pleasurable and interesting. The stained glass windows are lovely with a mix of old and modern designs. Being a Glaswegian but not having lived in Scotland for many years the tour... More 

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athens
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

It is the main church of the city in front of the cemetery. Large and free to enter but not a stunner.

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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Again, another attraction my son insisted we visit. with him and his Scottish friend giving us an excellent tour and then it was off to the Necropolis. Both are must sees in Glasgow.

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Reviewed 13 August 2016

I took a bus from the city centre to get there, pretty convenient. Must ask the bus driver for the correct stop as the bus stop is about 10 -15 mins walk from the bus station. The architecture was amazing. A must place to visit there. Don't forget to visit the Necropolis, which is just 10 - 15 mins walk... More 

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Bucharest
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Lovely cathedral, impressed by the second down floor part where St Mungo remains are placed. As they say is the second Catholic church in Scotland (after the one in Kirkwall).

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

A beautiful ancient church with many smaller chapels. The architecture was amazing. What they did without modern technology is astounding.

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the Glasgow's cathedral - often called the High Kirk of Glasgow - it is the most magnificent medieval structure. The building of the church begun in the 12th century and today, it presents a perfect example of Scottish Gothic. It is associated with Saint Mungo - the patron of Glasgow - so has historical, religious and cultural significance... More 

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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Visited here recently and was very impressed - a must place to visit while in Glasgow. Lots to see and all free.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Glasgow Cathedral is not just a historic building but is the mother church of the city. Go along to one of the services 11.00 a.m. Sunday or 4.00 p.m. to fully appreciate its purpose. The Cathedral members are very friendly and welcoming.

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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Not much to see in comparison to other famous cathedrals but well worth a look if stuck for things to do. Not wheel chair accessible at all Free entry and a small gift shop, suggest a £5 donation. We spent 30mins or less there, if you're a fan of cathedrals you might last 45-60mins

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