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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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Look inside and check out the Necropolis around back

Beautiful cathedral with a lot to see inside. Be sure to walk around the entire cathedral as there is much to see behind the alters and underneath the main floor. Don't miss the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 July 2016
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Beautiful cathedral with a lot to see inside. Be sure to walk around the entire cathedral as there is much to see behind the alters and underneath the main floor. Don't miss the Necropolis behind the cathedral -- one of the first British Victorian cemeteries (we were told). Fascinating graves and incredible memorials.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is worth visiting and a free activity. The necropolis next door is also worth a visit. The church is gorgeous.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Breath taking! We took a free tour with Archie- and he had great history facts, stories and knowledge about the building but even more about the time line of the church. Even our teenagers were drawn into Archie as he explained the Lord Provost and the Glasgow crest. We loved seeing her majesty's seat in the Cathedral. It is great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

My wife and I got off of the Hop on Hop off bus tour and really enjoyed our time. There was no charge to enter. It was beautiful at how everything has been well taken care of over the years. The stain glass windows are a reason to stop in alone. This is a must do.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

A nice place to pop into and take a look about. The Necropolis around the back is much more stunning, so I suggest you take a look at that while you there.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

On walking up to the cathedral you are already impressed, it is a sight not to be missed here. I found it a very interesting beautiful building. There is lots of little naves and alters to be explored inside. And the timber beams in the ceiling are lovely. Downstairs there are boards giving the history of the church in different... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Went in for a visit with 2 grandsons[ age 12] Was met by Archie one of the cathedral docents. A very pleasant fellow. He asked if we wanted the short or the long tour. Since we had been there before we opted for the long tour. He spent over 2 hours with us going over the various aspects of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Born as a Roman Catholic Church, the High Kirk is now part of the Church of Scotland's Presbytery of Glasgow. The tomb of St Mungo, builder of the church, is in the lower crypt. The pile is a superb example of Scottish Gothic architecture with many additions and restorations since its late 12th century founding. All the stained glass is... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Glasgow Cathedral is a must see landmark when visiting Glasgow. There are many windows with stained glass and lots of historic plaques and gravestones to look over. A free organ concert took place during my visit and the organ sounded fantastic. Don't forget to go below to see St Mungo's tomb.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Worth the 20 minute walk east of the centre but be aware that it is a Cathedral which annoyingly seems to have limited opening hours and closes early. Yes it is not there principally as a tourist attraction but they obviously know that it is the main reason for most visits. Like many churches it has many interesting aspects, can... More 

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