Monday, 16 December 2013

Glasgow Cathedral

I think I'm like most Glaswegians in knowing that the city has a cathedral (actually there are four) but not thinking much of it. This may be because of its location. It's surrounded by the Royal Infirmary and the view from Castle Street is not impressive. It looks no different to the scores of other churches in the city. The best place to appreciate the scale of the building is from the Necropolis to the east of the cathedral. The cathedral is mostly 15th century in the medieval gothic style. The Necropolis is also worth a visit to see the final resting place of the great & good of Victorian Glasgow.

The cathederal from Castle St (google streetview)
from the Necropolis

in 1693