Glasgow Cathedral

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Castle Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom
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slothtraveller slothtra…
109 reviews
Burial place of St Mungo Jan 30, 2017
Glasgow's cathedral is worth a stroll around. It has been added to over the centuries, but there has been a stone cathedral on this site since 1136 when it was dedicated in the presence of King David. The cathedral is interesting as it is on two levels, the main cathedral and the lower church. The nave of the cathedral is a soaring 32 metres in height making the building seem much bigger inside than it looks from the exterior. I particularly enjoyed looking around the lower church where the tomb of St Mungo (or Kentigern) can be found. The lower church was a 13th century addition to the cathedral completed by Bishop William de Bondington. Also in the lower church, you can find the Blacader Aisle, the final part of the cathedral to be built which features elaborate stonework on the ceiling. Entry to the cathedral is free, although donations are encouraged. I bought a factsheet about the cathedral at the entrance for 20p. It worth remembering that this is a working cathedral and your visit may be postponed due to a service going on. For that reason, I wouldn't leave it until the last minute to visit here.

Address: Castle Street

Directions: Look for the Necropolis on the hill. The cathedral is just below it.

Phone: +44 141 552 6891

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irenem irenem
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The oldest building in Glasgow. May 02, 2017
The heart of historical Glasgow centres around its medieval cathedral. This is thought to have been built on the site of the tomb of St Mungo, the partron saint of Glasgow. According to legend in the fifth century St. Ninian created a Christian burial ground in an area that later developed into Glasgow. A century later Mungo, who was born and brought up in Fife where he was trained as a priest by St Serf, had to accompany the corpse of a holy man, Fergus. Fergus's corpse was carried on a cart by two wild oxen. Mungo planned to bury Fergus wherever the oxen stopped the cart. They stopped at St Ninian's burial ground. Mungo buried Fergus there and established a church at the same spot. Mungo called the place he buried Fergus 'Glasgu' or the dear green place.Glasgow Cathedral stands on the site of this early church.

Glasgow Cathedral was the only major cathedral on the Scottish mainland which managed to survive the Reformation. Entry to Glasgow Cathedral nowadays is free. It has some beautiful stain glass windows. The tomb of St Mungo's is downstairs in the crypt.
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scottishboy scottish…
12 reviews
Awe Inspiring Feb 27, 2008
The first stone-built Glasgow Cathedral was dedicated in the presence of King David I in 1136. The present building was consecrated in 1197. Since that same period the Cathedral has never been unroofed and the worship of God has been carried out within its walls for more than 800 years. The Cathedral has a regular and active congregation, and no visitor should leave the city without making a visit.The ground was consecrated for Christian burial by St. Ninian in 397 A.D. The Lower Church houses the tomb of St. Mungo (also called Kentigern) who died in 603 A.D.

Glasgow Cathedral's 13th century tower is the last remaining intact tower on a Scottish mediaeval church.

Admission Free

Conducted Tours Available



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agnesli says:
Thank for the advice. Shall take visit there!
Posted on: Feb 28, 2008

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