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Glasgow Cathedral
Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral

Free admission
28-32 Cathedral Square, Glasgow, G4 0XA

The Basics

Glasgow Cathedral is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks and is among just a few surviving medieval buildings in all of Glasgow. Visitors can explore the church independently or go as part of a private guided tour around the city. Some sightseeing passes provide free entry to the cathedral as well as other well-known historic Scottish attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, and Melrose Abbey. Guided tours, lasting one hour, are conducted by volunteer guides as required.

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Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

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Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour
$8.48 per adult
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Louise is a great tour...
Louise is a great tour guide. She brings history to live in a fun and exciting way. We had a fantastic time.
Claudia_C, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Glasgow

star-5
Perfect way to get acquainted with the city
Natalia_S, Oct 2021
City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Super easy to book. Great customer service from the staff. Clean and new buses. Beautiful narrative through Glasgow & Edinburgh!
star-5
Lovely tour
henrieta28, Oct 2021
City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Easy and lovely tour around the city. The best way to look around if you want to know the history and if you are in a rush.
star-5
Grandchildren day out
Maria_M, Oct 2021
City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Very pleasant staff and helpful, bus on time, children had own headphones which made it more exciting, Thankyou
star-5
What Neil Oliver was...
Victoria_R, Oct 2021
City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
What Neil Oliver was saying in a clear voice that you could understand, very very informative But finding the 1st bus stop was difficult they said west George street which is very long signs poor
star-5
Personal Walking Tour of Glasgow
John_M, Oct 2019
3-Hour Private Glasgow Essentials Tour
Christie’s Great Tour - First Class 3 hour personal walking tour of Glasgow by a well informed, articulate, professional guide. She was delightful and charmed my wife and I with her easy, professional manner.
star-5
Fun tour
Sheryl_N, Sep 2021
City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Guide/driver was very knowledgeable and funny. Loved seeing the sites this way so I can focus going back to specific places of interests
star-5
Super time had by all!
Joanne T, Aug 2019
3-Hour Private Glasgow Essentials Tour
The driver and guide were both wonderful. Safe , friendly, knowledgeable and fun. Really recommend. It went off as planned. We were met at specific places at appointed times.
star-5
Interesting and practical.
Nick_F, Sep 2021
City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
The hop on/hop off tour was great and also a handy way to get around the city. Getting the 2nd day for a pound made it great value too.
star-5
Fabulous trip, highly recommended!
Mo-, Aug 2021
City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Great value for money, especially the second day for just £1. Not always the same commentary so you pick up interesting info each time. Staff very friendly and helpful- def recommend as a great way to see Glasgow city highlights.
star-5
Nice and quick tour of Glasgow.
Esther_K, Jul 2021
City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Nice little tour, guide was full of info and fun stories. Bus departed from a different location due to filming but that information was provided and we found the new stop with no hitches. Carry a sweater/jumper and a hat because it got quite windy v suddenly.
star-5
Great tour
angiefs, Jul 2021
City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
The route taken is very interesting. The live guide and the recorded guide are both very good. With the 2 day ticket only being a £1 more than a 1 day you can't go wrong for value for money. Buses are plentiful and punctual with the stops we used showing timetables. Stops at all the major tourist attractions. A very enjoyable couple of days.
star-4
Glasgow by Open Top Bus
Linda_R, Jun 2021
City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Seeing the sights from a safe place. Young grand-children were made to feel very welcome. Very helpful and fun staff.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Glasgow Cathedral is a must for history buffs and fans of ecclesiastical architecture.

  • The west entrance to the cathedral provides access to the nave via a stair lift. Inside, some sections of the cathedral, such as the crypt and the Blackadder Aisle, are not wheelchair accessible.

  • Visitors are welcome to attend Choral Evensong, which takes place most Sundays at 4pm.

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How to Get There

The cathedral is situated in Glasgow’s Cathedral Precinct, just north of Glasgow High Street. The nearest train station is High Street, a 10-minute stroll away. Walk north from the station along High Street and Castle Street. The cathedral will be on your right.

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When to Get There

The cathedral sees most visitors during the peak tourist months of June, July, and August. In winter, the cathedral receives less visitors. Volunteer guides are not available on Sundays. If you want to explore the interior, avoid going during service times because the Lower Church is closed and you may disturb worshippers.

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Glasgow Necropolis

Situated directly behind the cathedral, this vast Victorian cemetery spreads across the hillside, offering views of the surrounding city. Take a walk along the meandering paths, which area lined with some elaborate examples of funerary art. Some of the monuments, mausoleums, and tombs were designed by leading 19th-century architects.

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