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GCF2018: Cathedral Tours (fully booked)

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Glasgow Cathedral

Castle Street

Glasgow

G4 0QZ

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**** FULLY BOOKED ****
If you have booked a place on a tour that you no longer require, please contact us on info@gcfestival.com so we can reallocate your ticket

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Volunteer guides are available year-round to lead tours of the cathedral, covering the basic history and architecture of the building. However, during the festival the guides lead special tours, providing an opportunity to explore features of the cathedral you might not otherwise think about:

Stained Glass Tour: Monday 22nd, 12 noon
Glasgow Cathedral has a vast amount of stained glass, from the richly coloured Munich glass of 1850 to more recent work, such as Francis Spear’s 1958 Creation, and the Millenium Window by Paisley-born John Clark. This tour introduces you to select favourites from our collection of almost 100 decorative windows.

Sense of Place – a walk and a talk: Tuesday 23rd, 10am–3:30pm (with lunch break)
Sacred sites are chosen to enhance ritual activity and raise peoples’ spirits. On a walk with Pat Toms, consider some features of the cathedral, and feel what is special about its layout. After lunch, hear a talk about how traditionally building layout appears to have been chosen with regard to sensual experience of certain surroundings.

Stonemasonry Tour: Wednesday 24th, 12 noon
The cathedral’s team of conservation stonemasons work full-time to restore and maintain the cathedral’s stonework. Learn from the master mason about the ancient tools and techniques they use, alongside the cutting-edge technology that helps get the job done.

Military Memorials Tour: Thursday 25th, 12 noon
When a regiment is disbanded or amalgamated, Glasgow Cathedral hosts a laying-up ceremony for their standard, and once the flag is installed in the cathedral it must never be removed. One of our most experienced guides leads this tour exploring the military history associated with the cathedral.

Archaeology Tour: Friday 26th, 12 noon
Dating largely from the 1200s and now the most complete medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland, there is plenty of history below ground, as well as above. Join archaeologist Adrian Cox in tracing the steps of pilgrims from bygone centuries, and learn about his recent research in the graveyard.

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

Please note that outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear is required for the Sense of Place tour.

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Glasgow Cathedral

Castle Street

Glasgow

G4 0QZ

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

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