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Overview

Stand in the spot where Scotland’s largest city first began to take shape. The thriving burgh that sprang up around Glasgow Cathedral has since grown into the vibrant city we know today.

The awe-inspiring building dedicated to St Kentigern, also known as St Mungo, was built in the 1100s and drew countless pilgrims to his shrine. Today, it’s the most complete medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland, having survived the Protestant Reformation almost intact.

What to see and do

  • Step down into the crypt built in the mid-1200s to house the tomb of St Mungo (St Kentigern)
  • See the pulpitum, a richly carved stone screen between choir and nave added in the early 1400s
  • Find the effigy of Bishop Wishart, an ally of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce
  • Take our fun fact-finding Explorer Quiz or Symbol Spotter Quiz while visiting the cathedral. Available on site
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Opening times

The cathedral is now open and we are delighted to welcome you back.

1 Apr to 31 Mar:
Mon to Sat, 10am to 4pm
Closed for lunch 12 noon to 1pm
Sun, 1pm to 4pm

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