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Many historic places are still open for visitors, outwith Level 4 COVID protection areas. Book in advance and check if Scottish Government travel restrictions apply before travelling.

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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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The cathedral is in a Level 4 COVID protection area, and is currently closed to visitors.

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