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Glasgow Cathedral

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Address: 2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland
Phone Number:
+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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Truly beautiful building

Well worth a visit it is a lovely building the architecture of both the outside and inside are spectacular, a must see when visiting Glasgow.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit it is a lovely building the architecture of both the outside and inside are spectacular, a must see when visiting Glasgow.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning building worth seeing and many opportunities to take photos. Specially when you also visit the Necropolis.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We attended the service for New Years and it was great. The sermon was well composed and delivered well. The cathedral is beautifully decorated and it's architecture is amazing. We were invited to have tea after the service. Very friendly people.

Thank Jude G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a 'must go' for all Glasgow visitors. Good location and free entry. Not great for kiddies, as they might get bored, but perfect for anyone above 15 I guess.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had a short time, but were impressed, especially by the many memorials, to martyrs and soldiers. Don't miss the St Mungo museum next door.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Architecture of a gothic style. It's quite a simple cathedral but somehow grand. It was nice to visit in Glasgow

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I try to visit cathedrals everywhere I go so Glasgow Cathedral was my main spot to see during our short visit in the city. The architecture is amazing as expected what what gave me the bonus was the respectful, church-like atmosphere you don't always get in such buildings. It oozes history and tranquility, and although photography was allowed it did... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went January 2017 at 16.30 but it had closed for the day. Returned next day. Entry is free. Lovely stained glass windows and great history. The building opposite with the history of religious art is definitely worth visiting. It is also free and would suggest doing them both together

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well we got there but it was closed yep closed why are churches never open anymore couldn't even find a café

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only a short walk from the centre of Glasgow, this area is a gem amidst the bustle of the city. There is the Cathedral itself, which is a delightfully peaceful and interesting building; a museum of religious life and art next to it, with fascinating interactive displays and a lovely cafe; the oldest house in Glasgow just across the road... More 

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