Visiting:

Glasgow Cathedral

Cathedral Precinct
Castle Street, Glasgow
G4 0QZ

The cathedral is located within walking distance of the city centre and is next to the Royal Infirmary.

Find Us

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.

Click here for an interactive Google Map of the Cathedral or a Birdseye view from Bing.

There is no admission charge for the Cathedral but visitors can make a donation.

Cathedral Visiting Times:

October to March:

Monday to Saturday – Admission between 10am and 3.30pm

(Lower Church closes at 3.15pm; The Cathedral closes at 4:00 pm.)

From October to the end of March there is a limited Guide service available Monday to Saturday. See below for information on Guided Tours for groups.

Sunday – Admission between 1 pm and 3.30 pm (No Volunteer Guides on Duty)

The Cathedral is open on Sunday morning at 11:00 only for those attending morning worship. All visitors are welcome to attend this (Church of Scotland) service and also our Choral Evensong service which is held in the Nave at 4pm.

The Bookstall is closed October to March, but postcards and information leaflets in several languages are available – pay by ‘Honesty box.’

The Historic Environment Scotland Shop is open when the Cathedral is open to the public.

April to September:

Monday to Saturday  – Admission between 9.30am and 5pm

 (Lower Church closes at 4:45pm; Cathedral closes at 5:30 pm.)

The bookstall is open and staffed Monday to Saturday.  Guide books in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish are available as well as souvenirs, postcards and information leaflets in several languages.

Sunday – Admission between 1 pm and 4.30 pm (No Volunteer Guides on Duty)

(Cathedral closes at 5:30 pm.)

The Cathedral is open on Sunday morning only for those attending morning worship at 11am.

All visitors are welcome to attend this (Church of Scotland) service and also our Choral Evensong service which is held in the Nave at 4pm. (Those not attending this service are asked to respect the sanctity of the proceedings. The Lower Church closes by the start of the service.)

The Bookstall is closed on Sundays but postcards and information leaflets in several languages are available – pay by ‘Honesty box.’

The Historic Environment Scotland Shop is open when the Cathedral is open to the public.

Guided Tours

A full tour takes about one hour. Please allow enough time to complete the tour. There is no specific charge for a tour but a donation is welcomed.

If you are a small family group (1-3 people), there will usually be Volunteer Guides on duty to give you a tour of the Cathedral. Tour start times are as required. For a larger group, if you require the services of a Guide use the contact form here to contact our adult or child/school group tour organisers.

However, if you want to book a self guided visit by a large group or you bring your own guide, and do not need the services of our Volunteer Guides, you need to contact Historic Environment Scotland, who are in charge of the building at trade@hes.scot

 Volunteer Guides

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer guide please use the contact form here and mark “for the attention of the Guides Convener”.

Historic Environment Scotland Explorer Pass – HES website

This is the website of Glasgow Cathedral’s  Church of Scotland congregation.