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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 173 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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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

It may seem strange to want to visit a city for the dead, but this is really worth it. Sitting up on Knox's memorial, the view of the city is fine, but to be able to look at the detail in the construction of the great medieval Cathedral of St Mungo was a treat. Glasgow turned on a nice sunset,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Perfect for a quiet stroll, especially early in the morning or at sunset, and to take in the great view of the cathedral and the rest of the city

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Pisa, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

One of the most touching and unforgettable place to visit in Glasgow. You really shouldn't miss this opportunity to enjoy the beauty and the tranquillity of this unique place. The view from up there is breath-taking.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The place is so peaceful. Been there twice and spent quite time with myself. The view of the city from the top is beautiful on a sunny day.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

my girlfriend and I love walking around graveyards (the more dilapidated the better) this is one of the best due to its strange mountainous shape. Beware when walking about as you could easily stumble or fall down the hill ! The view at the top is great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It stands on a hill with fairly steep access, but the view from the top is stunning. Big drawback was trying to find the tombs. The free maps showed the tombs as a scatter of numbers and paths, but the reality is a confusing jumble of tombs with nothing to help orientate. Then, if you don't know Scottish modernish history,... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I'm not usually into cemeteries, but the Necropolis was unlike one I have ever been to. I got some amazing photos there, and the city views were amazing.

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Worth a visit for the view alone, the Necropolis was an interesting place to stroll around. Glad we got there early as large groups of tourists were arriving as we left, and one of the nice things about it was the quiet and peace, and getting out of the buildings of the city a little even if briefly. Didn't know... More

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you take time out to visit the Cathedral and nearby museums, be sure to set aside an hour or more for the Necropolis as well. There's a lot of history amongst this marble orchard, and the views from the top are some of the best in the city.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We arrived here at almost closing hour, but the guardian was very nice and let us know that there is a side entrance/ exit. The view of the cathedral from here worths the climb

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