Know Before You Go
Glasgow Cathedral is a functioning house of worship, so check the website for any events that may prevent access to the crypts. The church is free to enter, though the hours vary from April to September (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ) and October to March (10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Access to the crypt, also known as the Lower Church, closes 15 minutes prior. On Sundays the doors do not open until after 1 p.m. The church also gives guided tours that last for about an hour.
To find the pillar, head to the main body of the church and veer to the left. There will be a staircase that takes you down into the crypt. Using the banisters as a guide, stop after the second set and approach the pillar to your left. As the lighting is limited, it may be difficult to spot, but with a bit of persistence, the lines of engravings can be found. Light from a mobile phone or asking one of the helpful docents will assist you in locating them.