Glasgow Cathedral is situated about 0.6
of a mile east of George Square/City
Glasgow Cathedral is probably the most
impressive building in the city, built from the
late 1100s, and is now one of the top visitor
attractions in the city. In August 1560, the
Scottish Parliament passed a series of Acts to
dismantle the Catholic Church in Scotland. At
that time, celebrating mass, and communicating
with the Pope in Rome, was made illegal. Many
of the catholic buildings were looted at that
time, and their stonework taken for other
Glasgow Cathedral was the only cathedral on
the Scottish mainland to avoid being damaged,
as the Reformers were persuaded to spare it.
During that turbulent time, the Archbishop fled
to France with the cathedral's relics and
jewels. The precious objects have never been
The cathedral is on the Tour Bus route
. Cathedral Google
Map . Postcode: G4 0QZ . Tel: 0141 552
Glasgow Cathedral was converted to a Church of
Scotland during the reformation, so is no
longer a true cathedral. St Andrew's Cathedral
was built in Glasgow centre in 1814, after the
Roman Catholic Relief Act of 1791, allowed
catholics to worship freely again.
The Necropolis with
its elaborate grave stones, sitting high above
the cathedral, also attracts many visitors.
The St Mungo Museum
is situated in the building to the left in this
image, for information on Religious Life and
Art. FREE Admission.
The Provand's Lordship,
one of the oldest houses in Glasgow, now a
museum, is situated just across the road, to
the left in this image. FREE Admission.
The Cathedral House Hotel is situated
just to the right in this image, ideal for
meals and drinks, Reviews.