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Review of Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral
Ranked #29 of 341 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our list of must see. Well worth the time to go. We were amazed at the architecture and the stained-glass windows are not to be missed. Going down into the lower levels was an unexpected treat. As one of the first things we did it was very special.
Highly recommend taking the time to see this marvel of construction. As well, the Necropolis is a great add to the day with spectacular views from the hill top.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the high ceiling of the entrance, the low and homey feeling of the lower floor and beautiful vitrauxs. I was moved by sitting in a small prayer room and just letting the calm sink in.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the visit. Magnificent architecture and incredible history in the building. Burial site of Saint Mungo, patron saint of Glasgow, and be sure to see the nearby mural of a present day depiction of the saint that was spray painted on a building.

Thank Deborah S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built in the 12th century and taken over by the Kirk in the Reformation, they've looked after it well and will welcome all members of Christendom through its doors - an entrance fee is well worth it and even if you're coming for Choral Evensong, and make sure you do since the small choir is first-class, leave them a fiver to help maintain this magnificent structure! Post-war stained glass windows par excellence, including one of John Clark's (he of the largely lost Glasgow School of Art, after another fire!). The wardens are knowledgeable and eager to help. Well worth a visit.

Thank oliver A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not take a formal tour but wandered about to marvel at the age and architecture of this behemoth. It is a gorgeous old Cathedral. The main level is spectacular with old stone, impressive stained glass, and stunningly tall ceilings. There is also a crypt level where Glasgow's St. Mungo is entombed.

Thank srdamico
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