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The Necropolis

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Address: 50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Walking
Description: The Necropolis, Glasgow's Victorian City of the Dead, is a vast and grand...
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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Nice place for a stroll

Ye sit might be a cemetery but it is has plenty of interesting things to see, and a great view as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Ye sit might be a cemetery but it is has plenty of interesting things to see, and a great view as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Even if you are not interested in the graveyard aspect of this place the view is stellar! Go see the cathedral, then take a walk up to the Necropolis.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It is a cemetery but has got many things to see. The place is quite high and you can see almost the whole Glasgow around. Near to the town centre, and close to the oldest house in Glasgow. The place has got a lot of war heroes resting there, and recalls the history before your eyes.

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Eerie, medieval kind of an atmosphere. If you fancy old cemeteries, this is a place you need to go to.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I would advise you take the guided tour of this fantastic graveyard. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and amusing which brings the place to life (if you pardon the pun)

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Trieste, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Glasgow Necropolis is a Victorian graveyard that offers wonderful views of the city. I had the pleasure to visit it in September 2004 with a tour organised by the Friends of the Glasgow Necropolis, that are involved with the keeping of the graveyard, the restoration of the graves and of the graveyard's records; and learned about its fascinating history. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This site can be hard to find so make sure you leave time to get lost! It is a beautiful and reverent place. It is helpful to read about this site before actually going there. The signage is iffy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Nice for a stroll, quite spacious compared to some other graveyards I have seen (e.g. Paris Montmartre) but just a few nice statues. Still relaxing and you get a good view over Glasgow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Those of us from the "new world" are generally impressed with antiquity, and The Necropolis meets all our expectations.

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

walkways were a bit rough, made it hard for a stroller or people in wheelchairs, but quite the stunning views of the city from here. Great place for a picnic!

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Additional Information about The Necropolis

Address: Address: 50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > Merchant City
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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