Glasgow Cathedral

Address: Castle Street, Glasgow, G4, Scotland
Telephone: 0141 552 8198

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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.

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Expert tips

For literary buffs, Walter Scott's novel Rob Roy gives an account of the kirk.

The 13th century crypt is a fascinating place to explore.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Great views / scenery
  • Sightseeing
  • Design and architecture