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The Necropolis

50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland (City Centre)
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Ranked #15 of 177 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Located behind the Glasgow Cathedral, the Necropolis is what it sounds like--a large cemetery on a hillside. It is worth the walk over just for the views of Glasgow, but if you like to be outdoors this is a fairly peaceful place to walk around for a while. We didn't have long to spend here, so we didn't walk through... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Visited on a very grey afternoon, which added to the spooky atmosphere. Some of the graves are very impressive and well worth a visit.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I eagerly anticipated my visit to The Necropolis and I was not disappointed. I found it to be a calm yet slightly eerie place. Imposing gravestones and a thought provoking step back in time. A fantastic piece of Glasgow history and I was totally mesmerised.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

An imposing graveyard on a hillside behind the cathedral featuring a range of grandiose headstones and memorials housing the graves of the late 1800's/1900's wealthy Glaswegians. Interesting 30 minute walk with good views. Worth walking around if visiting the cathedral or in the area.

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Aberdeen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

If you like history and the history of Scotland as seen in the rememberance of the dead, this place is amazing. Plus the views from the top are incredible.

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Kensal Rise, London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My husband and I (sound like The Queen) went for a walk in the direction of the cathedral, just for a short time before dinner, on arrival in Glasgow and came across The Necropolis by pure chance. It is amazing and so unique I guess, with great views over the city and beyond. We would recommend it to anyone. The... More

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We wound our way round the graves and memorials, losing track of time as th Necropolis was just so interesting. Gardeners were tending war memorials and the whole place has an air of peace. Worth a visit.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

What a beautiful, peaceful place, a secluded green space right in the city center. The art on the centuries-old tombstones was really interesting, and the view was gorgeous.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Fun to wonder around looking for nothing but discovering something. Great views over Glasgow and the Cathedral. Easy walk and you the bridge over there is interesting as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Went on this tour as part of the doors open day in glasgow . We had booked the hour tour wish we had booked the 2 hour tour but none the less it was brilliant and crammed loads of historical fact about glasgow and the rest of the world would recommend this tour absolutely fascinating. The tour guide was fantastic... More

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