Glasgow Cathedral

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Castle Street, Glasgow, G4

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Glasgow Cathedral
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expert-rated things to do in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, Sightseeing

Best for History - Expert review of Glasgow Cathedral

Iconic and inspiring, this medieval cathedral is Glasgow’s premier religious attraction.

Tied to the city’s history, Glasgow Cathedral is built on the tomb of Saint Mungo, the patron saint of the city and the first bishop within the ancient British kingdom of Strathclyde. A superb example of Gothic architecture – in a similar design to the West End’s University area – the building is often lauded as a high point of cathedral architecture in Europe. As the only medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland to have survived the 1560 Reformation in one piece, regardless of your faith it’s certainly worth a wander.

Expert tips: 
The 13th century crypt is a fascinating place to explore.
For literary buffs, Walter Scott's novel Rob Roy gives an account of the kirk.

More information on Glasgow Cathedral:

Price guide:
Historic site, Landmark / monument, Religious site
Castle Street, Glasgow, G4
0141 552 8198
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
1 Apr - 30 Sep, Mon-Sat, 9.30am- 5.30pm, Sun 1pm-5pm. 1 Oct - 31 Mar, Mon-Sat, 9.30am- 4.30pm, Sun 1pm-4.30pm.

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