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Glasgow Cathedral
Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral

This great building is the only mediaeval cathedral on the Scottish mainland to have survived the Reformation of 1560 virtually complete.

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.

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Cathedral Square
Glasgow
G4 0QZ
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1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Mon to Sat, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Sun, 1pm to 5pm
Last entry 4.30pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Mon to Sat, 10am to 4pm
Sun, 1pm to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm

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