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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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An excellent engaging tour guide who gave very good information on the history people and culture of Glasgow
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Recent reviews from experiences in Glasgow

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Great way to see Glasgow
Nancy_B, May 2022
City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Glasgow Hop on and Off Bus was great! We were able to see so much more than we would have otherwise. They were so helpful!
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Great way to find out about attractions around Glasgow.
Les_T, May 2022
City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
This hop on hop off bus tour in Glasgow worked very well. The buses arrived regularly at the stops about every 15 minutes in our experience. The staff were very friendly and if you are lucky enough to have live commentary rather than the headphone variety, then that is very entertaining too.
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Brilliant tour
Ruth_M, May 2022
City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Brilliant tour, craic was powerful from the driver and the guide, went back the second day and had the audio script and received a different worth while view in the tour - highly recommend 😊
star-5
Very easy to navigate...
Sarah_W, May 2022
City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Very easy to navigate through the city and get on and off the bus as many times as you want. The guides are all super informative and have great facts for you.
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Glasgow at its best
HEATHER_L, Mar 2022
City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Good way to experience the city. The only drawback - one tour per hour . An issue once you stopped off somewhere but buses did keep to time.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Great experience but why isn’t there an app making it easy to locate stops as well as when next bus is due!!
James_F, Mar 2020
City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
I love hop on hop off tours and the Glasgow tour was no exception. Clean bus. Good tour details. With all the technology available, why isn’t there an app that clearly shows bus stop address, gps locations and when the next bus is actually due to arrive??? This applies to all hop on hop off tours.
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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.
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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
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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

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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