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Glasgow Cathedral

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

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral was at the very heart of the early development of Glasgow as a city. Dedicated to St Kentigern, the first bishop of Strathclyde, the awe-inspiring edifice attracted countless pilgrims to his shrine. Originally built in the 1100s, and substantially enlarged in the 1200s, it survived the Protestant Reformation of 1560 almost intact and stands today as the most complete medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland.

Highlights

  • The crypt - constructed in the mid-1200s 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 Blackadder Aisle’s ceiling - added to an earlier building by Archbishop Blackadder around 1500, and studded with beguiling carved stone bosses.
  • The effigy of Bishop Wishart - a friend of Wallace and Bruce, he supported Bruce’s claim to the throne in 1306 and his subsequent struggle against Edward I of England.
Green Tourism Award - Silver

Location

Region – Glasgow, Clyde and Ayrshire

Tel 0141 552 6891

Opening arrangements

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

Winter
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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28 March 2015

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