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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 #12 of 171 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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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Necropolis was a decent place to have a bit of a wander for an hour or so. I went on a sunny morning in August and I think it may have been better in the evening or on a cloudy day for the extra bit of atmosphere. I didn't realise you could do a tour of the place until... More

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We went on a private tour of the Necropolis organized by an organization that is trying to conserve the monuments The 2,tour leaders were very dedicated We saw many different grave markers many with interesting Descriptions and dates This is well worth the time

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour by 'Friends of the Glasgow Necropolis' Annette and Scott. Their genuine enthusiasm and pride was infectious and our fully booked 2 hour tour turned into 3, only returning to the Gate House because they were taking another tour. From the beautifully restored gates to the top of the hill we were kept interested and... More

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Leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This was a pleasant surprise, although we visited on a wet day the views were great and the graveyard was huge and varied. We didn't stick to the main paths and so some parts were steep and tracks disappeared into grass but this added to the fun of navigating around. We didn't have a map or look at the one... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This cemetry was built using the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris as its model. It is very photogenic with very beautiful and ornate graves and mausoleums with good views over Glasgow.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

After a great tour of the Glasgow Cathedral I walked through the Necropolis based on Trip Advisor reviews. I had taken great shots at the Cathedral and was looking forward to several hours in the Necropolis BUT very disappointed. The maps do not give you a good idea of where you are going and quite a few people besides me... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Necropolis is a collection of funerary monuments to Glasgows great and good. A wide range of construction styles and sizes and the situation overlooking the cathedral gives photogenic opportunities which should not be missed.

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Kingsville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Lots of history and some beautiful tombs. Excellent views of the city, and a very nice relaxing walk to the top; not strenuous. Great for poking around for an hour or two.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great place to walk around, see old tombstones, and great views of the city. It is right near the Cathedral and great to combine a visit to both places

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We hadnt planned on visiting the Necropolis, but saw it on our Cathedral visit. Made our way past many interesting crypts, and just enjoyed wandering through and reading the tombstones. You also get a great view of the city, and you get a different perspective of the Cathedral (and obviuosly good photos). I wouldnt go out of my way to... More

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