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The Necropolis

50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland (City Centre)
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As featured in 3 days in Glasgow
Ranked #15 of 170 attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Necropolis, Glasgow's Victorian City of the Dead, is a vast and grand cemetery modeled on Père-Lachaise in Paris. Described as one of the most... more » Owner description: The Necropolis, Glasgow's Victorian City of the Dead, is a vast and grand cemetery modeled on Père-Lachaise in Paris. Described as one of the most significant cemeteries in Europe, it is a major visitor attraction and patrolled by Park Rangers. Heritage Trail maps are available to guide the visitor to the memorials and tombs of some of Glasgow's most eminent citizens. « less
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Honestly, it was okay. A graveyard on a hill with fair views. If you are going to the Cathedral and Provand's House then take a walk by the Necropolis but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth visiting. very interesting and beautiful to walk around. especially if the weather is hot. Great views out across the city from the top.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very interesting to experience. Didn't know what to expect before going. Definitely worth checking out. Also, an added bonus, the great views of Glasgow Cathedral and the city from the top.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If Victoriana gives you the creeps, this is not the place to visit! Coming into the Necropolis across the bridge from the Cathedral is the way to enter - you'll be awestruck simply by the scale of the place. Walking around on a hot, sunny day (as I did) would give a totally different perspective to a dank, cloudy, cold... More

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Bonnybridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

if you like a walk round cemeteries this is one of the best. The great from Glasgow's past with a little bit of history. Just don't go at night!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Glasgow Necropolis is entered through the gates immediately to the right of the Glasgow Cathedral. The path crosses the very grand bridge of sighs and then the trails lead round and up the hill. There are lots of very grand monuments to Glasgow's Victorian forefathers. Some are quietly crumbling, others are well restored and clearly respected and cared for,... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

hgis was some place with a large number of facinating memorials. You could see the history of the city reflected in the deceased wealthy inhabitants

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Norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Sits above the cathedral which must be part of the visit. Great views. A guide would have helped but no longer available. Plenty of history here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

FREE. Cool Tombstones and cave tombs. Sometimes stunning View from top of hill looking over Glasgow's hills and Cathedral and old hospital building. Very interesting as has many hidden Masonic meanings to its design. A nice windy, hilly walk ascending towards the east from an entrance and bridge next to the Cathedral. One of the nicest things to do on... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Like many people we were put off by the idea of visiting a cemetery and had left it off our itinerary but a friend who is staying in Glasgow said we had to go and I'm glad we did. It provides some peace and quiet from the bustling city, has wonderful architecture and, weather permitting, great views of the cathedral,... More

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