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Glasgow Cathedral


This great building is the only medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland to have survived the Reformation of 1560 virtually complete. The awe-inspiring edifice is dedicated to St Kentigern, or Mungo, as he is more affectionately known. Mungo is believed to be the first bishop within the ancient British kingdom of Strathclyde, and was buried on the site in AD 612.The present cathedral was completed and probably roofed around 1300. The outbreak of the Wars of Independence with England seems to have interrupted the final stages of the work, for in 1306 Bishop Wishart was accused of making siege engines from the timbers supplied for the cathedral's roof.During the later Middle Ages the bishop, canons and vicars of the cathedral all had residences within its precinct.

Opening Times

March - September: Monday - Saturday, 9.30am - 6.00pm.
Sunday: 1.00pm - 5.00pm
October - end March: Monday - Saturday: 9.30am - 4.00pm.
Sunday: 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Closed 25th, 26th December and 1st, 2nd January.

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Glasgow Cathedral

Cathedral Square
G4 0QZ
Phone: 0141 552 8198
Glasgow Cathedral © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland.


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