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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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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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Gothic and atmospheric

Had a strong sense of history and religious connection to the City. Remarkable architecture, especially columns , roof and lower chambers. Thought provoking memorials below many... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Had a strong sense of history and religious connection to the City. Remarkable architecture, especially columns , roof and lower chambers. Thought provoking memorials below many beautiful Windows. Not far from city centre and hop on hop off tour bus stops right there. Necropolis and St Mungo museum next door.

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Kennebunk, ME
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This cathedral is old, the oldest in Glasgow certainly, and is no longer in active service. It has a great deal of history attached to it, and is actually a Presbyterian cathedral (a very rare thing; we had to ask about its religious affiliation). The Chapter House at the northeast corner was especially interesting and had clearly been there through... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is another good all weather place to visit for the mature visitors, like most old cathedrals, there is plenty history and tombs and a guided tour is informative

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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This building is absolutely gorgeous. The stained glass windows were definitely a highlight. There is a lot of information on the Cathedral itself as well as all the people involved with its history.

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Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful cathedral, lovely that entrance is free, easy to stroll around with some gorgeous stained glass windows

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Thank Pinquino
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Glasgow Cathedral is the camera man's one stop for great pictures. This church does not take a bad picture. It stands out as a superb structure and so glad it has been preserved intact and not destroyed as was the Elgin Cathedral up north in Elgin, Scotland.

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Rabat, Malta
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

A little out of the city centre but it is well worth the visit. This Gothic Cathedral is stunningly wonderful and a lovely crypt lies underneath it dedicated to St Mungo. We recommend!

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Colby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

walked here from city centre early morning, the organist was practising for a concert which was beautiful and added to atmosphere, stunning cathedral

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

A real piece of history, many very beautiful stained glass windows, very nice place to visit. Right next to the Necropolis

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Reviewed 17 August 2016

It's a very attractive cathedral and definitely worth your time. You won't need more than an hour but then you can walk up the hill to the Necropolis

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