Visiting:

Cathedral Precinct
Castle Street, Glasgow
G4 0QZ

Glasgow Cathedral is now open for visitors and private prayer. Pre-booking your visit is required by Historic Environment Scotland.

Further information and the booking form may be obtained  from HES  here.

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 to Historic Environment Scotland, towards the upkeep of the building.

Cathedral Visiting Times:

(Please note that these times are the scheduled opening times, and events such as funerals and 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. )

April to September:

Monday to Saturday  – Admission between 9.30am and 5pm

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

Sunday – Admission between 1 pm and 4.30 pm

(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 on Sunday only, 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 Historic Environment Scotland Shop is open when the Cathedral is open to the public.

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.)

Sunday – Admission between 1 pm and 3.30 pm

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 only on Sundays.

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.

Historic Environment Scotland Explorer Pass – HES website

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