Glasgow Cathedral

Castle Street  G4 0QZ

Architect Unknown, Early 12th century onwards, consecrated 1197

Category A Listed

Described by Historic Scotland as the finest building of the 1200s now surviving in mainland Scotland. Glasgow Cathedral combines magnificent Mediaeval Gothic architecture with a fine collection of mostly 20th Century stained glass. An absolute essential to see in Glasgow.

The oldest building in the city, Glasgow Cathedral combines magnificent Mediaeval Gothic architecture with a fine collection of mostly 20th Century stained glass, including work by Douglas Strachan, Francis Spear and John Clark. This site has been in continuous use for Christian worship for over 1400 years and was an important pilgrimage destination in the Middle Ages, visited by Edward 1. See  where Oliver Cromwell and Queen Victoria sat  and the current Royal Pew. The Cathedrals story covers many important events in the history of Church and State and it continues in its role as Mother Church of the City to host major events such as last years WW1 commemoration. Among interesting things to see are artefacts made from old roof timbers, fantastic carvings in wood and stone, a  wonderful Dovecote Studio tapestry and embroideries by Malcolm Lochhead. There is a magnificent Father Willis organ which accompanies our choir of young professional singers at services. Join a tour to hear stories of pilgrimage, worship and conflict through the ages.

Number in Brochure: 12

Opening Times

Mon – Fri: 10am – 5pm (Last Admission 5pm (Lower Church 4:45))

Tours available on request.


Saturday: 12noon 5pm (Last Admission 5pm (Lower Church 4:45))

Tours: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm (1 hour tours) &  4pm  (45 minute tour)


Sunday: 1pm 5pm (Last Admission 5pm (Lower Church closes at 4pm))

Tours: 1pm, 2pm (1 hour tours) & 3pm (45 minute tour)

Choral Evensong Service 4pm Sunday (all welcome at service)



Meeting Point for all Tours: Society of Friends’ Bookstall
Normal Opening Times: The Cathedral building is open to visitors throughout the year. Please check here for times.



Limited Disabled Access
Access to Nave and ramped access to Quire. No disabled access to Lower Church which contains the tomb of St. Mungo and Blacader Aisle.


Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): High Street & Queen Street

Parking: On Street Parking Available Charges Apply
Municipal Car park available on other side of Castle Street (very near) charges apply.


0141 552 6891

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Glasgow Cathedral

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Glasgow Cathedral
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