Glasgow Cathedral

Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

Cathedral Square, Glasgow, City Of Glasgow, G4 0QZ

    This medieval cathedral is thought to have been built on the site of St Kentigern’s tomb and marks the birthplace of the city of Glasgow.

    One of Scotland's most magnificent medieval buildings, Glasgow Cathedral is the only one on the Scottish mainland to survive the Reformation of 1560 intact.

    Glasgow Cathedral is built on the site where St Kentigern, or Mungo, is thought to have been buried in AD 612. St Kentigern was the first bishop within the ancient British kingdom of Strathclyde, and the present cathedral was built during the 13th - 15th centuries.

    Admire carved stone bosses on the ceiling of the Blackadder Aisle, and one of the finest post-war collections of stained glass windows in Britain.

    Very occasionally the property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check the Historic Scotland closures page for any unexpected site closures www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/hsclosure. You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.

    Awards
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    April - September 9.30am to 5.30pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm.
    October - March 10am - 4pm, Sunday 1pm to 4pm
    Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Last entry to Lower Church 45 minutes before closing.

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member
    • Level Access

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • On Public Transport Route

    Location

    • City Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens

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