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Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow

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The historically rich Glasgow Cathedral is an exceptional example of gothic architecture that has served as a place of worship for over 800 years. Explore where the patron saint of Glasgow, Saint Mungo, is believed to have built his church in the 6th century, and venture into the crypt where his tomb stands. As you walk through the aisles, marvel at one of the finest post-war collections of stained-glass windows to be found in Britain. Cathedral guides, identifiable by their blue robes, are happy to answer any of your questions or provide a tour. With an active congregation, the cathedral holds regular services you are welcome to join. Plan to visit Glasgow Cathedral and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Glasgow attractions using our Glasgow trip itinerary maker tool.
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  • We took a tour from a volunteer which brought the cathedral alive. The massive gothic architecture and it's age make for a fascinating cathedral. What really adds to the activity is the ability to.....  more
    We took a tour from a volunteer which brought the cathedral alive. The massive gothic architecture and it's age make for a fascinating cathedral. What really adds to the activity is the ability to.....  more »
  • This is an immense Gothic pile but what surprised us this time around was its undercroft which stretched the whole of the upper floors. For some reason, the area closest to the later was roped off... 
    This is an immense Gothic pile but what surprised us this time around was its undercroft which stretched the whole of the upper floors. For some reason, the area closest to the later was roped off...  more »
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  • There isn't an entry fee into Glasgow Cathedral but believe me you won't hesitate putting money into the donation box on your way out. It is a magnificent place to visit. The cathedral is breathtaking when you first see it, perfectly positioned with the graves on a steep hill behind it. There are plenty people around to ask about different things. It is like a tardis with room after room and on different levels. I will let the pictures do the talking, I couldn't do it justice. Give yourself plenty time to see everything.
  • Beautiful building regardless of your faith; Glasgow Cathedral presents an invaluable insight into the city's history and is well worth a visit. The Gothic architecture is even more stunning in person, and there are a number of artifacts and historic areas of the building that are accompanied by descriptions.

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