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The Necropolis

Address: 50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland (City Centre)
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Ranked #12 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: Walking
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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 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the walk around the Necropolis. The history of Glasgow is facinating and it is worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Right next to the cathedral, worth the climb for nice veiws of the city and in general a nice walk on a sunny day

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We visited on a warm day which was nice. If you are into this kind of history it's a pretty cool place to visit. Only sad thing is graffiti on some of the gravestones. The grounds are kept nice so it doesn't feel too creepy! A good view of Glasgow from up too as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Found this very interesting walking round and some amazing work went into some of the head stones ...we came upon it by chance wee hill to climb but view is fab ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Good gentle exercise going up hill and once you are at the top, there is a nice view of the cathedral and the city. One of my favourite spots in Glasgow!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a good free walk and a great place to take photos on the Necropolis or to take photos of views of city from the Necropolis. I rate this place and the walk from cathedral is a nice one

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Some of the monuments in here give a sense of how much money Glasgow generated in the golden days where the thriving shipyards gave way to Glasgow being the main UK port for American imports where the tobacco lords were kings

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

We visited on a crisp November day and I'm glad we did. This place is amazing. You can lose yourself as you wander round imagining these people and their lives. Some of the stones are magnificent. Give yourselves a few hours to take it in properly and be prepared to walk up hills. The cathedral is also next door so... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Nice to have a walk. It is a huge place so you can easily spend half day there. There are some very interesting stones, so as the place is so big is a nice idea to do some research if you are looking for some specific stone. I would say that there are not many cities with this kind of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Necropolis in the morning it was quiet. You could smell Tennent's on the breeze from the brewer. You could easily lose half a day here wandering around and reading grave stone. Some of them are really impressive. Highly recommend it and best of all it is free.

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