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Glasgow Cathedral

2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland
+44 141 552 6891
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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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2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great historical place to visit in Glasgow. Beautiful arcitecture and history of the building is well laid out and accessible for all.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited the cathedral as an outlander fan i wanted to see where the Hopital des anges looked like! It was just like in the series but didnt expect the rest of the cathedral to be so big and beautiful! Even the hill of gravestones was...More

Thank Angelina Q
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The exterior of the cathedral doesn't look like much but the interior is a treasure trove. I particularly liked the basement, an interesting feature not found in other european cathedrals I've visited.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Worth the walk through the University Quarter to get here. The lower churches beneath the main cathedral are also interesting. Great examples of stained glass windows. Visit the Necropolis just next to it too for great views over the city.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a serene way to spend a day in Glasgow! See the oldest building in Glasgow, the cobblestone museum just across (“High” St.) from the Cathedral, dating back to the 1400s or so - opens around 10 am! Stroll passed the majestic high walls of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed having a look around the cathedral. We were quite lucky that at the time we went it was'nt too busy. It was fascinating. Well worth a visit

Thank K9863DEheleng
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this cathedral when visiting Glasgow yesterday and really enjoyed the experience. Whilst ther is no entry fee the church is grateful fo donations to support its upkeep. I would recommend sturdy flat shoes if you intend to take the steps down to the...More

Thank lizmart1989
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic inside had a guided tour with John .Saw and understood more with a guide and its free.Only problem no toilets inside.

Thank AUTOJOHN
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the cathedral and words cannot explain the beauty. The sheer tranquility the cathedral exhibits is serine and welcoming. A must see if your in Glasgow.

Thank Maedera72
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly wonderful, atmospheric cathedral in a lovely location. Also known as the High Kirk of Glasgow, St Kentigern's or St Mungo's Cathedral. Apparently an episode of the (excellent) ‘Outlander’ TV series was part recorded here. All in all a marvellous, touching experience to visit the...More

Thank David S
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No no no no its free and beautiful 👍😁
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There is a Sunday morning Service at 11.00 a.m. and Choral Evensong at 4.00 p.m. Visitors are welcome to attend. During the week it can be visited and Cathedral Guides are very knowledgeable and can guide you around the... More
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