Glasgow Cathedral

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This Gothic cathedral marks the birthplace of the city of Glasgow and is Scotland's finest medieval church, with majestic stained-glass windows.

Visit Glasgow Cathedral to see one of Scotland’s most revered Gothic buildings and impressive stained-glass windows. See remnants of Scotland’s medieval history and learn tales about long-lost heroes.Glasgow Cathedral is the pride of the city. The current structure was built from the 12th century onwards and is the only medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland that survived the Protestant Reformation in 1560. Legend has it that St. Kentigern, or Mungo, was buried at the site in the early seventh century. He was the first bishop of Strathclyde, an ancient British kingdom, and is the patron saint of Glasgow.Check out the crypt, which is said to contain the tomb of St. Kentigern. Here, you’ll also find a sculpture of Bishop Wishart who supported the legendary William Wallace and Robert Bruce. These heroic Guardians of Scotland lead the 30-year war of independence against the English.Church enthusiasts will enjoy a free guided tour through the arcades and vaulted aisles. Volunteers educate visitors about the building and its history. They will point out The Millennium Window, the cathedral’s most recent stained-glass window. Unveiled in 1999 to reflect the past thousand years, the window’s scene represents growth and includes extracts from the Bible. If you explore the cathedral on your own, don’t miss small details such as the carved bosses. Find these wooden ceiling decorations in the Blackadder Aisle, named after a 15th-century archbishop. Visit on Sunday late afternoon for the public choral evensong.Stroll through the Glasgow Necropolis behind the cathedral to see tombs of notable Glaswegians in this Victorian-era cemetery.Glasgow Cathedral is open daily and entry is free. A religious service takes place on Sunday mornings. The building is within walking distance of central George Square and can also be reached by bus, train and car. There is metered on-street parking nearby. Note that the guided tours are less frequent in winter, but you can always pick up a guide book or pamphlets at the entrance to study the architecture and historic value in more detail.

Top Hotels Close to Glasgow Cathedral

Point A Hotel Glasgow
Point A Hotel Glasgow
3.5 out of 5
80 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 2EN
The price is $61 per night from Sep 18 to Sep 19
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Glasgow. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,005 reviews)
"Awesome location! Close to everything and very convenient. Super clean and staff were great. Very friendly and helpful. Did not see the house keeping staff at all during my stay but I think that might have been a miss communication. No biggie. Would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the vicinity. ..."

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Point A Hotel Glasgow
Jurys Inn Glasgow
Jurys Inn Glasgow
4 out of 5
80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 4QG
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $86 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Glasgow. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,003 reviews)
Great stay
"All the staff were very helpfull and attentive. Breakfast buffet was excellent with great choices for all."

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Jurys Inn Glasgow
Maldron Hotel Glasgow City
Maldron Hotel Glasgow City
4 out of 5
50 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 3QB
The price is $98 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Glasgow. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (635 reviews)
"Check in and check out were simple, easy and pleasant. Parking was easy, affordable and close. My room was clean and comfortable. As a returning tourist to Glasgow, those were my main requirements and were met well."

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Maldron Hotel Glasgow City
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easyHotel Glasgow
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3 out of 5
1 Hill Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G3 6RN
The price is $32 per night from Sep 18 to Sep 19
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Point A Hotel Glasgow
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The price is $61 per night from Sep 18 to Sep 19
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4 out of 5
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The price is $86 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
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4 out of 5
50 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 3QB
The price is $98 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
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Motel One Glasgow
Motel One Glasgow
3.5 out of 5
78-82 Oswald Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 4PL
The price is $88 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
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3 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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The price is $117 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
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4 out of 5
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Ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square
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3 out of 5
74 Miller Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 1DT
The price is $79 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
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