Glasgow Cathedral at Night
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Glasgow Cathedral at Night

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Glasgow Cathedral is one of the oldest buildings still standing in Glasgow. It is also know as St Mungos' Cathedral, after the patron saint and founder of Glasgow who is also buried here.

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