Glasgow Cathedral

Photo: Jon Jardine

Various

from 1200

Category A Listed

As Glasgow was originally a pilgrimage centre, the city could be said to have started here. This is at least the fifth major construction on this site and the building was continuously adapted right up to the 19th century. In the Victorian period, the two, fronting towers were demolished to make way for the current west front, with its huge rose window. However this highly important building, with its unusual lower church, is largely intact and remains among the finest of Europe’s Gothic cathedrals. Inside, the high narrow nave adds to the drama of the space, the choir at upper level set behind a superbly carved 15th-century rood screen