Castle Street, Glasgow
Glasgow Cathedral is located within walking distance of the city centre and is next to the Royal Infirmary.
By Foot: From George Square go north along the side of Queen Street Station on North Hanover Street. At the traffic lights, turn right and go along Cathedral Street to the end. Cross the road at the junction with Castle Street. Cathedral Precinct is on your right.
By Public Transport: There are a number of buses which leave from the city centre that pass near to the cathedral. The nearest train station is Glasgow High Street. You can obtain up to date information on buses and trains from Traveline Scotland’s website, First Bus Glasgow or National Rail Enquiries.
By Car: Exit the M8 at junction 15 and follow the signs for Glasgow Cathedral. Pay-and-display car parks are available in the vicinity.
There is no admission charge for the Cathedral but visitors can make a donation to Historic Environment Scotland, towards the upkeep of the building. If, however you wish to contribute to the Work of the Church, please consider using our PayPal donation system on the home page.
There are regular morning Services, at 11:00 each Sunday to which all are welcome.
Cathedral Visiting Times for private prayer, tourists, or simply those looking for a quiet space:
1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Mon to Sat, 10am to 5pm
Sun, 1pm to 5pm
Last entry 4.30pm
1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Mon to Sat, 10am to 4pm
Sun, 1pm to 5 pm
Last entry 4:30pm
Closed for lunch 12 noon to 1pm. Last entry is at 11:45
The Volunteer Guides of Glasgow Cathedral once again are able to offer guided tours of the Cathedral to visitors. Parties of varying size and tours of varying duration (one hour is recommended) can be accommodated. Please use our contact form to book a tour (select “tour” from the drop-down menu to ensure that your message reaches the correct person.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
The Cathedral is managed on a day-to-day basis by Historic Environment Scotland. Although there is no charge to visit, because there is a maximum capacity for visitors, both the Church and HES strongly recommend that you obtain a free entry ticket from their website. If you have NOT pre-booked it could well be that you cannot access the Cathedral after 4:00 pm if at all at any given time. before it closes. For example if the maximum number of visitors has been reached at 2:00 pm, and bookings for the rest of the afternoon have been allocated, you will not have the opportunity to visit on that day,
Because of ongoing work on the Cathedral, please visit the Historic Environment Scotland website for any changes to opening times.
Please note also that currently the scheduled opening times may also vary . Events and special services such as weddings and funerals or unfavourable weather may necessitate closure of the Cathedral without prior notice being given here. We hope you will be understanding if you arrive and the building is closed to the public. Each year the Cathedral will be closed for visitors on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. There are regular morning Services, at 11:00 on Christmas Day and either Boxing Day, or New Year’s Day in the years when these days fall on a Sunday.
The Historic Environment Scotland Shop is open when the Cathedral is open to the public but there are currently no guided tours being offered.
Historic Environment Scotland Explorer Pass – HES website
This is the website of the Glasgow Cathedral’ Church of Scotland Congregation.