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The Necropolis

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Neighborhood: Merchant City
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Address: 50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Walking
Description: The Necropolis, Glasgow's Victorian City of the Dead, is a vast and grand...
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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Peaceful Place.

Had a walk into the Necropolis before going ihto the cathedral its nice peaceful place and you get some wonderful views of the cathedral and of the city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Had a walk into the Necropolis before going ihto the cathedral its nice peaceful place and you get some wonderful views of the cathedral and of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Whenever I have friends over to Glasgow, I would bring them to the Necropolis to enjoy the tranquility of being so high up and away from the city and to also enjoy the view of the city (even though we were right next to the city centre). The path up to the highest point isnt very steep but there is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

On a sunny day, this is a beautiful place for views of Glasgow. Paths are a bit steep in places but wide and smooth. Spend an hour or so investigating the many monuments and enjoying the plants and birds. Don't forget to visit the Cathedral while you are there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

After visiting the Cathedral of St Mungo, hike up the hill to Necropolis, very interesting and a little spooky. Good paths, no need for boots.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is an amazing place! Where the rich and famous of old Glasgow are buried. Great architecture and stories in the middle of Glasgow city. Give it a try and enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a very old cemetery. I visited there on a hot day in July 2014. I was only there briefly - was it because it was a really hot day and so I left to get shade (or perhaps meet a family member)? Cannot recall. It's very interesting, and I could have spent a longer time there probably otherwise.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Visited here while making the most of the weather. It's a short walk from the centre and is one of the most impressive areas I've seen. The views from the top are spectacular,especially looking towards the cathedral.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Yes it's a strange place to visit but offers a nice wander on a sunny day, good views and spooky old graves Full of amosphere Don't go after dark full drug users and drinkers hiding heir habits

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A beautiful part of Glasgow to explore with some very atmospheric graves. Mostly well kept but some graffiti and drinks cans lying around. A real lack of signage though - I would gladly have paid for a booklet about the graveyard and the monuments - we only saw one information board and it wasn;t that informative!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Historic cemetary. Interesting and really worth a visit if you go to the Cathedral. One hour is a good estimate for walking there.

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