Visiting

Cathedral Precinct, Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0QZ

Glasgow Cathedral is located close to the centre of the city, next to the Royal Infirmary Hospital, and is accessible by public transport, car or bicycle.

Admission to the Cathedral is free but visitors can make a donation.

Opening Times | Guided Tours | Find Us

 

Scottish Heritage Pass

To obtain the pass and details of how it works please go to VisitBritain. This website is concerned with the activities of the Church and Congregation and we have no up to date information on the tourist attraction aspects.

Opening Times

The Cathedral building is open to visitors at the following times during the year:

Summer (April to September)

  • Weekdays between 9.30am and 5.30pm
  • Saturdays between 9.30am and 5.30pm
  • Sundays between 1.00pm and 5.00pm

N.B. last admission to Cathedral is 30 minutes prior to the closing time listed, 5:00 pm in Spring/Summer (4:30 on Sundays). Last admission to Lower Church is 45 minutes prior to closing time .

There is a Service of Choral Evensong held in the Nave each Sunday at 4:00 pm to which visitors are most welcome. Those visitors not wishing to attend are asked to respect the sanctity of the proceedings.

Winter (October to March)

  • Weekdays between 10:00 am and 4.00 pm
  • Saturdays between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm
  • Sundays between 1.00pm and 4:00 pm

N.B.during the winter last admission to Cathedral is at 3:30 pm,  30 minutes prior to the closing time. Last admission to Lower Church is at 3:15 45 minutes prior to closing time .

There is a Service of Choral Evensong held in the Nave each Sunday at 4:00 pm to which visitors are most welcome. Those visitors not wishing to attend are asked to respect the sanctity of the proceedings.

 

Guided Tours

IF you require the services of our Volunteer Guides for a guided tour of the Cathedral, you  use the contact form here but if you just want to book in a visit by a group, self-guided or bringing their own Guide, you need only contact Historic Environment Scotland, who are in charge of the building, at trade@hes.scot

Summer Guiding

The Summer Guiding season runs from the first Monday in May to the last Friday in September. There are several volunteer guides available to show visitors round the Cathedral. The bookstall is open and staffed.

Guidebooks in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish are available as well as Post Cards, information leaflets and appropriate souvenirs.

Winter Guiding

From October to end March there is a more limited Guiding service and the bookstall is closed.

Guide Leaflets and Post Cards are available from a display stand on a trust basis for payment. The leaflets are printed in 12 different languages.

The Historic Scotland Bookshop is usually open when the Cathedral is open to the public.

For specific information on the availability of guides and tours, please use this contact form and include in your message: ‘For the Attention of the Convener of Guides.” Alternatively, a message can be passed on via the Cathedral Office (0141 552 8198) or Historic Scotland Custodians (0141 552 6891)

 

Find Us

The Cathedral is situated just off Castle Street, Glasgow – which is at the Eastern end of Cathedral Street. For Sat Nav, the postcode is G4 0QZ

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

To reach 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 travel East along Cathedral Street to the end. Cross the road at the junction with Castle Street. The Cathedral Precinct is on your right.

By Bus

there are a number of buses, which leave from the city centre that pass near to the Cathedral.

They are numbers 11, 12, 36, 36A, 38, 38A, 42, 42A, 51, 56, 56A and 213.

N.B. You can obtain up-to-date information on buses and trains from Traveline Scotland’s website or for the TransPennine Express