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Glasgow Cathedral

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Address: Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland
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+44 141 552 6891
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13:00 - 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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Stunning Glasgow Cathedral

We visited the cathedral on a cold day and were very glad to get out of the wind for a bit. The cathedral was architecturally very beautiful and very peaceful. It is just as... read more

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We visited the cathedral on a cold day and were very glad to get out of the wind for a bit. The cathedral was architecturally very beautiful and very peaceful. It is just as attractive from the outside and the graveyard is well worth a visit - just be warned that it is on a hill!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a few days in glasgow but found there was not that much to see really, much the same as any city in the uk shops wise, but a few nice things to see like the botanical gardens and a nice little street with bars on not from from the cathedral. Big city but not that much to see unfortunately

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful building, lots to see and explore. Loved all the faded history of the flags and standards etc. Very poignant for us to see the name of a fallen soldier that we knew memorialised on a wall plaque. Nice spaces down stairs to stop and think a moment, and to leave a prayer request, which is always... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was much better than I expected and armed with a little bit of local knowledge that made the experience even better.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have not been here for years, but took the family for a vist. The volunteers were amazingly helpful and very knownledable about the Catherdral and St Mungo. And the stain glass and the artifacts were stunning. Any one in Glasgow or visiting Glasgow should make the time to visit this magnificant feature.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a good twenty minutes walk from the city centre, but it's well worth the effort. Building is spectacular and it was pretty sunny when I went which really set the building off. Great inside too. Free entry and staff were very friendly.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love the architecture of old churches. This one was excellent. You can see repair work from war blasts but the overall structure was saved. I especially loved the nurses prayer area in the basement.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a magnificent building and is worthy of a visit. What makes it interesting is the basement level, there is an additional church and other rooms. It seemed to be under renovation during our visit and i am sure it will be looking even better in the future.

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Largs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Glasgow Cathedral a lovely example of Scottish Gothic Architecture. It was built before the Scottish Reformation. It has a fascinating history as it was initially the Roman Catholic Mother Church but now is part of the Church of Scotland's Presbytery of Glasgow. It has several floors and has its own museum where you could you research its long and interesting... More 

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Woodham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very large building, equivalent to Durham cathedral I would think although it lacks its warmth in both physical and human terms. The building is not pretty but is imposing and so solidly built. We are very lucky to have buildings such as these in existence after nearly a thousand years. The stone is blackened with age and... More 

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