Why Visit the Glasgow Cathedral?
The Glasgow Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Saint Mungo, is the oldest building in Glasgow with part of it dating from 1135. The Glasgow Cathedral was originally a Roman Catholic church, where it gets the cathedral name, but is now an active Church of Scotland gathering place and a historic building. Many believe it was here that the patron Saint of Glasgow, St. Mungo, founded his church and is buried in a crypt underneath.
There are plenty of religious, architectural, and historical elements to be found here and the Glasgow Cathedral is a beautiful example of the classic Scottish Gothic architecture. If you are interested in the cathedral, you can contact them in advance to arrange a guided tour. Outside the building, you can cross a footbridge over the necropolis, which is a large hillside burial ground. It’s a great place to walk around on a great weather day. There are also a few sites nearby, such as Provand’s Lordship.