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The Necropolis

Address: 50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland (Merchant City)
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Ranked #16 of 388 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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...
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Absolutely brilliant and easy to access. It's a good place to see the heritage of Glasgow and a beautiful contrast between the past (the Cathedral) and the present (the city centre). Special place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Next to the Cathedral, a tranquil place full of history. Reading the tombstones makes you wonder who those people were, and how.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Not always the top of visitors list on must see places but the historical information coupled with the views of the City will keep most entertained bring your camera

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Must see for anyone spending time in glasgow with beautiful views at the top. Well worth your time, some of the graves are from notable people - some names you may recognize!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Necropolis is not just a cemetery but is like the history of the Glasgow. The place is quite large and well kept. Some of the monuments are crumbling but many were in good condition. There were not only monuments but large mausoleums. The Necropolis is peaceful and the chance for a great photo of the wonderful views is worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a very instructive voyage in to Glasgow's rich history made so alive by the two volunteer friends of Glasgow Necropolis. I hope they read this and learn how much me and my friend enjoyed our tour of the necropolis and some history of the "residents" along with a wee bit of banter. Ok it was quite cold but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Necropolis shows you a part of Glasgow history at a different angle. One of the most interesting cemeteries in Europe. With interesting tombstones or even tomb houses. Situated on a hill offers you extensive views of the city and the cathedral. Well worth visiting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

When I went there it was a sunny day.It was great and I got wonderfull photos. I still want to go there at dawn. I am sure I will be able to upgrade it to five stars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are in Glasgow then you really must visit the Necropolis, apparently one of the most significant victorian graveyards in Europe "The Necropolis remains one of the most significant cemeteries in Europe, exceptional in its contribution to the townscape, its symbolic relationship to Glasgow Cathedral and to the medieval heart of the City" - so there you have it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Atmosphere and information on old merchant businesses. Near glasgow cathedral. Beautiful building. Provands lordship, oldest house in glasgow. Religious museum is right next to these.

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