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Glasgow Cathedral

Cathedral built on the site where St Mungo was thought to have been buried

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral is built on the site where St Kentigern, or Mungo, the first bishop within the ancient British kingdom of Strathclyde, was thought to have been buried in AD 612.

The present cathedral was built during the 13th to 15th centuries.

It is the only medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland to have survived the 1560 Reformation virtually complete.


  • The crypt – constructed in the mid-13th century to house the tomb of St Kentigern.
  • The ‘pulpitum’ – a richly carved stone screen separating choir from nave, inserted in the early 1400s with altar platforms dating from 1503.
  • The ceiling in the Blackadder Aisle – built around 1500 by Archbishop Blackadder, with wonderfully beguiling carved stone bosses.
  • The effigy of Bishop Wishart in the crypt – a friend of Wallace and Bruce, he fought for the Scottish cause against Edward I of England in the early 14th century.

Green Tourism Award - Silver


Region – Glasgow, Clyde and Ayrshire

Tel 0141 552 6891

Opening arrangements

1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat, 9.30am to 5.30pm (Sundays 1pm to 5pm)

1 October to - 31 March, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am to 4.30pm (Sundays 1pm to 4.30pm)

Admission prices

please phone for up-to-date prices

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