Castle Street, Glasgow
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.
Cathedral Visiting Times for visitors:
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.
(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. )
1 October to 31 March:
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm
Sunday, 1pm to 4pm
Last entry 3pm
1 April to 30 September:
Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Sunday, 1pm to 5.30pm
Last entry 4.30pm
The cathedral may close for lunch from 12pm to 1pm. If you plan to visit at this time, please call ahead to check 0141 552 6891
The Historic Environment Scotland Shop is open when the Cathedral is open to the public.
The Volunteer Guides of Glasgow Cathedral offer free Guided Tours to Visitors, six days a week (Not on Sunday), fifty-two weeks a year.
The duration of a Guided Tour is a Visitor’s discretion, but it is recommended that to experience the religious, historical and architectural weight of the Cathedral, a minimum of half an hour is recommended.
Parties of less than four can usually ask for a Tour on a “walk-in” basis from the Guides on duty.
For Bookings of groups larger than 4, please use the Contact Form selecting “To book a tour” as the reason for contacting the Cathedral, and providing the following additional details in the message box.
Proposed date and time of visit, number in the party, details of your group and any special interests (history, architecture, religion, etc.) and details of any special need.
While we can commence Tours at any requested time to suit Visitors own schedules, the recommended optimum times for Tours to start are 10:30 and 13:30.