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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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  • One of the few Catholic cathedrals in Scotland, dating mainly from the fifteenth, to have survived the Reformation: huge, on two levels, a little austere (the black stone is not cleaned). beautiful small Lapidarium at the lower level, as well as the chapel of St. Mungo (the patron saint of the city).
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  • Impressive twelfth century wonder with soaring vaulted arches. Inside, there are people who can tell you more about the cathedral, no fee necessary. This is still a place of active worship, so I would...  more »
  • I checked the website prior to walking here and it said the cathedral was open until 5:30. I arrived at 5 and was told I could not go in because it was closed. Someone needs to update the website.  more »
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  • We spent an hour in Glasgow Cathedral just looking at - and reading the inscriptions on - the beautiful stained-glass windows. On approach, the church is very imposing and full of lovely angles. The old stone glows in the sunlight and gives a feeling of solidity, reverence and serenity. It looks as though it has been there forever - as did one or two of the 'Friends' of the Cathedral. These folk were extremely knowledgeable and were very happy to answer our questions. There is no charge to enter and even the crypts are available to the public. There is, of course, the obligatory shop, but its wares are not overly expensive. Absolutely worth a visit when in Glasgow.
  • Went here for my college graduation. Got some time before the ceremony to talk to the staff sho had a wide knowledge and expertise on the place and were very friendly and helpful. The cathedral is amazing inside with the big stain glass windows. Would recommend to anyone who has an interest in architecture and old buildings.
  • Stunning attraction with extensive history. It is very accessible and a great experience to be able to walk throughout the church.
  • Beautiful cathedral. I'm not usually a fan of walking inside but this one was worthy. If you're in Glasgow worth a stop to check it out.
  • I have visited here last Sunday. It was excellent. If you live in Glasgow, you should visit here. St Mungo will help you.

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Glasgow's revitalized city center offers outstanding accommodations--along with some of the finest shopping outside London. Considered one of the finest Victorian cities in Britain, Glasgow is renowned for its centrally located hotels. Spacious rooms overlook the historical city center, and award-winning restaurants and trendy cafes occupy the lower levels. Farther away from the central areas, which are often noisy and crowded with tourists, is a world of small B&Bs and guesthouses. These considerably cheaper options offer quality lodging in quiet neighborhoods less frequented by weekend revelers and rowdy nightlife lovers.
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