Glasgow Cathedral
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Glasgow Cathedral

The city’s medieval cathedral is best known for its stunning stained glass windows and thirteenth century crypt, home to the tomb of Glasgow’s patron saint

Laura Menéndez

Time Out says

What is it? 

Glasgow’s most famous big gothic attraction, with signature spires in tow. Glasgow cathedral was consecrated in 1197 and remains a sturdy and impressive example of Scottish gothic architecture both inside and out. The Necropolis is Glasgow’s gloriously atmospheric cemetery inspired by Père Lachaise in Paris. 

Is it worth visiting?

Ankle-length black leather coat and Demonia boots optional, look out over the city and wonder just how green and bucolic the view was more than two centuries ago. The view of the city and the cathedral from the Necropolis is not to be missed, and the Cathedral itself has one of the most impressive post-war collections of stained glass windows in Britain. 

Is the cathedral free to visit?

The cathedral is free to enter but donations are welcome. There is no wheelchair access to the lower church and the necropolis is not wheelchair accessible. 

Where’s good to eat nearby?

Head to Celentano’s for fresh pasta if you’re hungry, it’s right in front of the necropolis. Drygate Brewery offers food and is just around the corner. Twenty minutes from there is Denniestoun, and Duke Street is packed with coffee shops and eateries. Mesa does one of the best sandwiches in town. 

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