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Attractions to explore nearby Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow CathedralCastle St, Glasgow G4 0QZ, UK

Glasgow Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in mainland Scotland and is the oldest building in Glasgow. The tomb of the patron saint of Glasgow, Saint Mungo lies in the lower crypt of the cathedral.

St. Mungo Museum Of Religious Life & Art0.13 KMs away from Glasgow Cathedral

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art is a museum of religion. Opened in 1991, it is located inside a medieval castle-complex, the former residence of the bishops of Glasgow. The museum displays artifacts from all of world's major religions.

Provand's Lordship0.16 KMs away from Glasgow Cathedral

Provand's Lordship is a medieval historic house museum built in 1471. It is one of the four surviving medieval buildings in Glasgow. The house is furnished with a fine selection of 17th century historic furniture and royal portraits.

Glasgow Necropolis0.22 KMs away from Glasgow Cathedral

Officially opened in 1833, the Glasgow Necropolis is a Victorian cemetery. 50,000 individuals are buried here. The cemetery is the burial place of many notable Scotish individuals.

The Barras Market0.91 KMs away from Glasgow Cathedral

The Barras is a major street and indoor weekend market. The market consists of both indoor and outdoor shops, and the shops here sells anything from fruits and vegetables to antiques and collectables.

George Square0.99 KMs away from Glasgow Cathedral

Named after King George III, George Square is surrounded by architecturally important buildings. It is the principal civic square in the city of Glasgow, and one of the six squares in the city center. The square has a collection of important statues and monuments, and it is the venue for musical events, light shows, ceremonies, sporting celebrations, political gatherings etc..

Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow1.16 KMs away from Glasgow Cathedral

Gallery of Modern Art is the main exhibition venue for contemporary arts in Glasgow. The gallery displays works from local and international artists and offers temporary exhibitions and workshops.

Buchanan Street1.24 KMs away from Glasgow Cathedral

Renowned for Victorian architecture, Buchanan Street is one of the main shopping streets in Glasgow. Located at the heart of Glasgow's shopping district, more upmarket shops are the highlight of Buchanan Street.

People's Palace and Winter Gardens1.31 KMs away from Glasgow Cathedral

Opened in 1898, People's Palace and Winter Gardens is a museum and glasshouse. At the time of its inception, the building was located in the most unhealthy and over crowded part of the city and it was intended to provide a cultural centre for the people. From the 1940s, it has been the museum of social history, shocasing the story of the people and the city of Glasgow from 1750 to present.

Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew1.43 KMs away from Glasgow Cathedral

Dedicated to the patron saint of Scotland, Saint Andrew, Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew is the seat of the Archbishop of Glasgow. The cathedral was designed in 1814 in the Neo Gothic style by the 19th century prominent architect James Gillespie Graham.

Glasgow Green1.55 KMs away from Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Green is the oldest park of Glasgow City. Located in the middle of the city, it contians a number of monuments, fountains and other recreational spaces.

The Tenement House2.18 KMs away from Glasgow Cathedral

The Tenement House is a historic house museum. The house is a flat in 1892 preserved in its condition from the early 20th century.

Scotland Street School Museum2.86 KMs away from Glasgow Cathedral

Scotland Street School Museum is a museum of school education, located in a former school designed by the Scotish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The activities at the museum includes participating in Victorian classroom situation, with actors performing teachers who impose strict discipline.

The Mackintosh Church3.01 KMs away from Glasgow Cathedral

The Mackintosh Church or Queen's Cross Church is a former parish church of Church of Scotland. This is the only church designed by the Scotish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh from whom church came to known as the Mackintosh Church. Unlike most churches in Glasgow, the Mackintosh Church does not have a huge towering spire and is more like a Norman Castle.

Finnieston Crane3.16 KMs away from Glasgow Cathedral

The Finnieston Crane is a giant cantilever crane that is no longer operational. The crane was commissioned in 1928 and was used for loading cargo, in particular steam locomotives, onto ships to be exported around the world. The Finnieston Crane is one of the four such cranes on the River Clyde and one of the the only eleven giant cantilever cranes remaining worldwide.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum3.55 KMs away from Glasgow Cathedral

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of the most popular attractions in Scotland. The museum has 22 galleries that showcases a range of exhibits including Renaissance art, taxidermy and artifacts from ancient Egypt. It has one of the most notable collection of arms and armour in the world.

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery3.58 KMs away from Glasgow Cathedral

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery is the oldest museum in Scotland. The museum is owned by the University of Glasgow, and is named after William Hunter, an anatomist and collector. The museum and the gallery currently houses Hunterian Museum, Zoology Museum, Hunterian Art Gallery, and the Mackintosh House- a modern concrete building, part of the gallery-library complex.

Glasgow Science Centre3.73 KMs away from Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Science Centre displays interactive exhibits that demonstrate scientific principles. It also consists of a Science Show Theatre and a Planetarium. Glasgow Science Centre is one of the most popular paid visitor attractions in Scotland.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens3.99 KMs away from Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Botanic Gardens features several glassouses, the most notable of which is the Kibble Palace- a 19th-century wrought iron-framed glasshouse, covering 2137 m2. Some of the ferns living in the Kibble Palace are over 120 years old. The gardens notable has a veriety of temperate and tropical flora, a herb garden, UK's national collection of tree ferns, a rose garden among many other gardens and plants.

Riverside Museum (Glasgow Museum of Transport)4.48 KMs away from Glasgow Cathedral

Location of the Glasgow Museum of Transport. It was the European Museum of the Year Award winner in 2013. The notable collections of the museum includes the oldest surviving pedal cycle, and the worlds largest collection of Scottish built cars and trucks.

Govan Old Parish Church4.90 KMs away from Glasgow Cathedral

Govan Old Parish Church was the parish church of Govan district from 6th century untill 2007. The church is no longer used for regular sunday services but it still has daily morning services and open for visitors in the afternoon. The church has an internationally significant collection of early medieval sculpture known as Govan Stones.