Glasgow Cathedral

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Castle Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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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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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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