The construction of the Glasgow Cathedral began in 1136 and took around 350 years to complete, and is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture. It’s dedicated to St Kentigern (aka as St Mungo), a Christian missionary in the area during the 6th century AD. His tomb is still at the cathedral and there is a service held there every year to commemorate his life.
The inside of the cathedral is incredible. You feel like you are transported back in time. The pointed archways and dark corners make it feel almost magical. They also have a Bible that was printed in 1617 in display.
The cathedral also has crypt that is open to visitors. As you head down the stairs, you can almost feel the spirits of people who have been entombed there, and the sadness of their family. It also looks like it definitely has ghosts. If you watched Outlander, it may look familiar as it was used in season 2 as the inside of the L’Hopital des Anges.
Adjacent to the cathedral is the Glasgow Necropolis. This 37 acre Victorian garden cemetery is full of beautiful architecture and sculptures, as well as ornate headstones and tombs.
The cathedral and necropolis are free to visit. It’s a great way to spend an hour or a whole afternoon while visiting Glasgow.
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