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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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A Beautiful Cathedral

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... read more

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Largs, United Kingdom
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Largs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 days ago NEW 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This cathedral is one of the most beautifully understated that I have ever visited. The simplicity only emphasis the sheer beauty of the windows. The Glasgow guilds window is a history lesson presented better than lessons I had at school.

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Thank Alan G
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your time to enjoy the wonderful blue Millenium window with the help of a leaflet, if you can. It blends words from the Bible, symbolism and art. Make sure you go down to the Lower church to see the wonderful altar cloth for St Mungo's tomb and find out about the history from 1192 to the present day.

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Thank marg826
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The outside has been darkened by the passage of time but the inside has a warm atmosphere and is very inviting. I think every cathedral has it's own character and this is no exception. If you enjoy historical buildings you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Iain S
Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the main attractions of this cathedral is the Stained glass dating over a long period. We requested a guided tour, but it did take longer than we expected and we had to extricate ourselves after more than an hour had passed. One disadvantage of this attraction was that there was no coffee/tea stop close by. There might have... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On all our trip to Glasgow we hadn't explored this side of the city but it was well worth it. interesting place to see, lovely stained glass.

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Thank JeannieG59
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so beautiful, you can spend many hours floating around looking at its amazing structure and lose yourself in its Gothic beauty, I grew up beside this place, there is ladybird to be found who by all accounts saved all but two of a second world war two ship, this the custodians will tell you about, and if... More 

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

I really enjoyed wandering around the Cathedral - plenty of history inside. Great architecture and no pressure to rush around.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cathedral is beautifully decorated and it's architecture is amazing. We were invited to have tea after the service. Very friendly people.

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