28 Sep Glasgow Cathedral – It’s got Style & Substance
You’ve made your travel plans and are heading to Glasgow, congrats! You’ve chosen to stay with us in Merchant City, Glasgow one of the best locations in the city, good choice!
Now it’s time to sit down and plan your own personal itinerary to make sure that you make the most of your precious time with us in Glasgow. Our city’s spectacular Cathedral may not be at the top of your list of places to visit or indeed on your list at all, but we are here to convince you that a visit to this magnificent building located in the epicentre of Glasgow City is worth visiting. So, wrap up well, grab your new tartan scarf and set off for a visit into the wonderful historical past, courtesy of Glasgow Cathedral.
One of the oldest buildings in the city, the cathedral dates back to the 1100’s, so when you see it up close, not only is it a beautiful structure, a stunning piece of architecture and a place where millions have worshipped over the years, it oozes history, charm and brings your mind back to a time that you can only dream of. It’s not everyday you can walk around in building that has been around for almost 1000 years.
Legend has it that some ghosts of old wander through the building including the ‘White Lady’ and ‘The Black Shadow’. As you keep one eye open for sighting of these visitors, your other eye will be drawn to the internal beauty of its stain glass windows and elegant interiors. In fact, Glasgow Cathedral has been the backdrop to some well knows movies including “The Da Vinci Code” and “Outlaw King”.
Nowadays the Cathedral plays host to several visiting choirs and groups who come from all over the world to perform and sing in the Cathedral and listen to the sounds of the magnificent organ. If you are lucky enough to catch a recital there, stay and enjoy the respite from the business of the city outside.
Open daily, times vary throughout year and prebooking of tours is essential. Although entry is free donations are welcome.