Glasgow Cathedral

LOCATION

GLASGOW, GLASGOW

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The only Scottish mainland medieval cathedral to have survived the Reformation complete (apart from its western towers). Built during the 13th to 15th centuries over the supposed site of the tomb of St Kentigern. Notable features in this splendid building are the elaborately vaulted crypt, which includes an introductory display and collection of carved stones, the stone screen of the early 15th century and the unfinished Blackadder Aisle.

Glasgow Cathedral
Castle St,GLASGOW,G4 0QZ

Features

Facilities
  • Parking nearby
Accessibility
  • Facilities: Use call point or phone 0141 552 6891 to open west door. Stair lifts into nave and choir
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, Apr-Sep, Mon-Sat 9.30-5.30, Sun 1-5; Oct-Mar, Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 1-4 (last admission 30mins (45mins to Lower Church) before closing). Closed 25-26 Dec & 1-2 Jan. Check website for unexpected closures

About the area

Discover Glasgow

Scotland’s biggest city is also arguably its youngest. Glasgow may have been founded some 1,500 years ago, but most of what you see today is much more recent. The nightlife is legendary, ranging from a lively clubbing scene to Scottish traditional music in lively bars and pubs. The city claims to be Scotland’s sporting capital, a claim which was reinforced when it was chosen to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Football is as much a local obsession as anywhere in Scotland, with all clubs maintaining a keen rivalry.

Glasgow can claim to be one of Scotland’s most ethnically diverse cities, and it has been since the 19th century. Glasgow’s industrial boom created huge demand for labour at a time when both the Scottish Highlands and Ireland were suffering extreme poverty and even famine, so tens of thousands of people migrated to work in Glasgow’s mills and shipyards. The city also had a sizeable Jewish community, and in the late 19th century, large numbers of Italians migrated to the city. About a century later, Glasgow attracted migrants from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and as a result you’ll find some of the best Asian food in Scotland here.

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