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  • Relive the past in regal elegance. Cathedrals, monuments and historic buildings reveal the grandeur of Glasgow's yesterday.

    The Scott Monument dominates Glasgow's George Square. Created in 1837, it was the first monument built in honor of the famous Scottish poet and author Walter Scott, only five years after his death. The 80-foot column was designed by David Rhind, the statue of Scott that sits at its top was designed by John Greenshields and carved by Handyside Ritchie.

    The Lighthouse is Scotland's Centre for Architecture, Design and the City. Once the former offices of the Glasgow Herald Newspaper. It was Mackintosh's first public commission in 1895.

    Glasgow Cathedral is the oldest building in Glasgow and dates from the end of the 13th century. It also contains features from earlier cathedrals of the 12th century. The former Roman Catholic cathedral (now part of the Church of Scotland) is is the only complete medieval cathedral in Scotland still intact. A modern feature of this magnificent building is the fine stained glass windows which were mainly installed in the 1960s. Since then, it has been regarded as one of the finest collections of modern stained glass in Europe. The focal point for many visitors to Glasgow cathedral is the Tomb of St. Mungo (the city's patron saint), located in the Gothic crypt in the lower church.

    Sharing the cathedral's courtyard is the St. Mungo Museum, where you can experience art depicting the world's religions. Opposite the Museum stands Glasgow's oldest House known as Provand's Lordship. The cathedral patronage offers a wealth of musical and vocal talent and recitals are performed throughout the year. The guiding season starts on 1st May and runs till September. Guides are on duty to take visitors around the Cathedral. The bookstall is open and staffed. The Cathedral also has a Not Quite New Shop which is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays selling a selection of second hand goods.

    Scott Monument

    Glasgow Square

    George Square's iconic monument of famous poet and author Sir Walter Scott... read more

    Lighthouse (The)

    11 Mitchell Lane

    Scotland's Centre for Architecture, Design and the City... read more

    Mackintosh House

    University Avenue
    Glasgow School of Art

    A reconstruction of Glaswegian architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh's home... read more

    Pollok House

    2060 Pollokshaws Road
    Pollok Country Park

    El Greco, Goya, Murillo, et Alia... read more

    Trinity House and Park Church Tower

    Lynedoch Street

    Well-seen towers... read more

    Tenement House

    145 Buccleuch St

    A Slice of Life... read more

    Glasgow Cathedral

    Castle Street
    Glasgow Cathedral, Cathedral Sq., Castle St

    Medieval Landmark... read more

    People's Palace and Winter Gardens

    Glasgow Green

    Working Life in Glasgow... read more

    expert pick

    Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

    Argyle Street
    Argyle St

    The most visited gallery/museum in the UK outside of London. It boasts 22 themed art galleries and some 8000 objects... read more

    St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

    2 Castle St

    Fascinating Multi-Faith Museum, with spectacular views... read more
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