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GCF2017: Cathedral Tours

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HISTORY, LITERATURE, STAINED GLASS AND OUR STONEMASONRY TEAM

Glasgow Cathedral was built in the 12th century, and is the only cathedral on the Scottish mainland to survive the Reformation intact. Our team of Volunteer Guides give thousands of tours every year, and during the Festival we will run these at scheduled times. There will also be two further tours running at various points in the week, organised specially for the Festival.

A literary tour will be led by our Convenor of Guides, Ailene Hunter, and gives fascinating insight to the Cathedral’s many appearances in literature; not least in Walter Scott’s novel ‘Rob Roy’, and the writings of Robert Louis Stevenson.

Tours exploring the work of Glasgow Cathedral’s conservation team offer a rare insight into how ancient masonry techniques are used alongside cutting-edge environmental technology, to preserve and maintain this vast monument.

Tours run from Monday 9th - Saturday 14th October.

Standard tour: Monday 9th October, Wednesday 11th October & Saturday 14th October at 11am and 2pm; Friday 13th October at 11am

Literary tour: Monday 9th October & Friday 13th October at 2pm

Stonemasonry tour: Tuesday 10th October & Thursday 12th October at 11am and 2pm

Tours are free, but places must be reserved. For group bookings of 5 people or more please email john.slack@glasgowcathedral.org stating the date and time of your preferred tour and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Please note that sturdy footwear is required for the stonemasonry tour.


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