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The Necropolis

Address: 50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland (Merchant City)
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Ranked #12 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Saddleworth. UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Had a few hours spare in Glasgow and was recommended we walk to the Necropolis. Incredible cemetery by the Cathedral. Fascinating to walk around with awesome views. Definitely worth a wander.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Quite extraordinary setting...lots to see and great source of pictures. Would have been nice to have a map/plan to see who is who

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I came here at night so unfortunately I didn't go on a guided tour, but the walk to the top was very interesting in that the gravestones tell a lot about the history of Glasgow. At the summit, the view of the city is unparalleled.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Great views of the city from the top of the hill. Fascinating to see the famous people buried here. It is quite steep so not suitable unless you can manage hills.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I booked this attraction as I wanted to look at Glasgow as a tourist. I didn't know what to expect so was ready for anything. Unfortunately the day we booked it was pouring; after the great weather we have had this year. It was busy though with a fair turn out of people and 2 tour guides. We walked through... More 

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Hampshire UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you are into history and the like you will enjoy a walk around the Necropolis, lots of interesting monuments etc, makes for interesting reading. When you get to the top you have a perfect panoramic view of Glasgow. When you are finished walking here take a stroll down to the Cathedral and have a cuppa.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very interesting to see so much history. The dates on some of the headstones is astonishing. Didn't like the fact that there were people sitting around drinking alcohol

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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great guided tour, excellent guide, very amusing and informative. A very pleasant afternoon, great views of the cathedral and it's free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Necropolis, stands on a mound of granite to the rear of the cathedral, Walking from the cathedral you travel over the bridge of sighs leaving the living behind. the first thing you come across is a large gate that looks like it hides a tunnel. In fact this was going to be the original entrance to the catacombs, they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There is something for me a bit disconcerting with such a great view in such a profound place of rest foe the dead. And the ranks of non UK tourists taking selfies and the like in front of moments that should be accorded more respect.

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