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The Necropolis

Address: 50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland (Merchant City)
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Ranked #14 of 141 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, you get a real sense of the history of the city as you wander around. Some sad stories too - and grate views of the city.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

you'll be dying to get into this place. Lots of very interesting architecture and statuary, as well as some fine stone celtic crosses. Plus the views of the city are good. You'll want to come on a dry day if possible though because some of the trails can get muddy and stone steps slippery.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My hubby and I regularly go for a walk here to take in the peaceful, tranquil atmosphere...it's never very busy, even in the height of the tourist season. Modelled on Pere-Lachaise in Paris, the wonderfully ornate headstones and tombs transport you back to a time when Glasgow was full of tobacco merchants and wealth, a very interesting place. A couple... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Necropolis is a beautiful hilltop cemetery where the winding paths will inevitably lead you to the top and a beautiful view over the city. In the summer, it's probably a great place to sit under a tree and read a book.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The first time I came to Glasgow, we never made it to the Necropolis so it was a necessity this jaunt. I have been to beautiful cemeteries all over the world, there's something very magical about these old Victorian plots, and this spot does not disappoint. It's not tremendous in size but I would still allow yourself an hour or... More 

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Largs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I have been visiting the Necropolis since I was a child and never tire of going. Lovely to wander around looking at the headstones, monuments and scenery. I recommend you do a wee bit of research before you go which makes it a lot more interesting .

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Bellshill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Be transported back in time by visiting The Glasgow Necropolis. It amazes me how relaxing it is to slowly stroll around looking around & reading who the people were & try to imagine how there lives were. The top of the hill give you a fantastic view of Glasgow Cathedral. It's something you can do for free if you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Necropolis is an amazing place to go when in Glasgow! It is a Victorian cemetery located in a hill to the east of Glasgow Cathedral (St. Mungo's). Fifty thousand individuals have been buried here and there is approximately 3500 monuments.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A very very large cemetery full of amaxing tombs and mausoleums. You can easily lose yourself here for a couple Hours wandering around. At the edge is a fabulous view of Glasgow. Well worth a visit

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Reading, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is an amazaing graveyard where you could easily lose yourselves in seeking out interesting monuments. Very similar to Highgate cemetary in London.

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