We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Glasgow Cathedral

2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland
+44 141 552 6891
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The medieval Glasgow Cathedral has been in constant use for worship for over 800 years, and is of great architectural and historic interest. Highlights include one of the finest post-war collections of stained glass windows in Britain, and the ceiling in the Blackadder Aisle which was built around 1500 by Archbishop Blackadder. Cared for by Historic Scotland and open to visitors throughout the year from 9.30am except Sundays when it is open at 1pm. Recitals and special family events are a regular feature. Closing times vary seasonally.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“stained glass” (99 reviews)
“st mungo” (60 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland
CONTACT
Website
+44 141 552 6891
Ways to Experience Glasgow Cathedral
from US$20.20
More Info
from US$101.10
More Info
from US$41.80
More Info
from US$128.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (2,310)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"stained glass"
in 99 reviews
"st mungo"
in 60 reviews
"gothic architecture"
in 39 reviews
"lower church"
in 26 reviews
"patron saint"
in 23 reviews
"lots of history"
in 32 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 90 reviews
"old church"
in 18 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 54 reviews
"guided tour"
in 28 reviews
"free entry"
in 31 reviews
"necropolis"
in 320 reviews
"worship"
in 39 reviews
"nave"
in 23 reviews
"choir"
in 49 reviews
"plaques"
in 21 reviews
"survived"
in 41 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 1,723 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The best way to get your bearings in Glasgow is to board any one of the frequent City Tour Buses, it's an inexpensive way to see my beautiful City. You can hop on an off all along the route and there are interpreters for those...More

Thank andy h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Arrived on a Monday afternoon so was surprised to find a wedding about to start and doors closed to the public in the main church. Toured the lower chapels which were interestingly being used as display space for Lego creatons.

Thank Vincent F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 days ago

What's so special about Glasgow Cathedral? This has been a site of Christian worship since 553AD. It is a superb example of Scottish Gothic architecture. It was built between late 12th century and 15th centuries. It is the only mainland cathedral which survived the Reformation...More

Thank james g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Scottish Cathedral (800 years old) and parts of Glasgow University. This is an amazing medieval building built during the 13th-15th centuries. Stained glass windows and the ceiling are especially beautiful.

Thank KimMac1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 days ago

I wish we'd taken one of the tours to learn more about this cathedral. We didn't know anything about it before going in. I didn't expect it to have the long life it's had. The architecture, both the large- and small-scale aspects, is beautiful. Well...More

Thank dustchick
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great history and lots to do round that area. Oldest house in Glasgow across road and various other buildings to visit. Lots of history in the Necropolis walking through large graveyard behind cathedral.

Thank mrssime
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Glasgow Cathedral has an interesting history and worth taking a guided tour so as not to miss the detailed history some of which has been crafted by the stonemasons.

Thank Harold J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a bit sparse inside but beautiful architecture. Love going to the Christmas Carol Service on 24 December. Guides are helpful and cheery. Not overly gaudy or decorated but lovely none the less

Thank Jackie H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really old and impressive. Huge space with lots of history. We had a special treat as the organist was playing the entire time we were there. Make sure you go down to the lowest level and explore down there too.

Thank notme2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my daughter while we were in Edinburgh and she loved it. Beautiful gothic building that is still a functioning church. A must see if you are there. My daughter is 10 and very into history so it was a wonderful piece of the city...More

Thank Cecillia B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 93 hotels in Glasgow
Cathedral House Hotel
298 reviews
.12 km away
Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre (George Square) Hotel
2,847 reviews
.70 km away
Babbity Bowster
137 reviews
.71 km away
The Z Hotel Glasgow
1,342 reviews
.89 km away
Nearby Restaurants
McCune Smith Cafe
99 reviews
.42 km away
Amore Ristorante e Pizzeria
1,363 reviews
.64 km away
Sapporo Teppanyaki - Glasgow
1,314 reviews
.61 km away
Merchant Chippie
178 reviews
.61 km away
Nearby Attractions
Tennents Wellpark Brewery
761 reviews
.48 km away
The Necropolis
2,789 reviews
.12 km away
Provand's Lordship
320 reviews
.15 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
imrachk_
17 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from mandy13mcauley | Reviewed this property |
No no no no its free and beautiful 👍😁
1
Vote
28 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 28Lily_39 | Reviewed this property |
There is a Sunday morning Service at 11.00 a.m. and Choral Evensong at 4.00 p.m. Visitors are welcome to attend. During the week it can be visited and Cathedral Guides are very knowledgeable and can guide you around the... More
1
Vote