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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
Phone Number: 01412875064
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Glasgow's Pere Lachaise

Situated on a dormant volcano above the cathedral, the hillside is dotted with impressive tombstones. Great views from the top next to John Knox. It was originally a Jewish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Situated on a dormant volcano above the cathedral, the hillside is dotted with impressive tombstones. Great views from the top next to John Knox. It was originally a Jewish cemetery but soon became fashionable for the Glasgow gentry. Worth the trip even on a cold wet windy Sunday - a bit muddy and slippery but that was part of the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Parked the car at a meter on Wishart Street, headed up to Glasgow Cathedral and walked across the bridge from the Cathedral to the Necropolisis. Much easier than the climb from the entrance on Wishart Street. The burial place of the author of Wee Willy Winkie is on the path and the merchants of years gone by gave the biggest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I, personally, do not like to randomly visit graves but the convenient location and the hill it is situated on makes it a curious place to visit. I am interested in photography and found it interesting for a photo shoot.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to necropolis on a cold, but clear winter day and it was so amazing! The hill, the tombstones and the view was breathtaking. If you are in Glasgow go see the cathedral and necropolis - you won't regret it

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Glasgow Necropolis early one morning as the Winter sun was rising. If you're after something different, interesting and with plenty of history - all with a good walk, then this is the place for you.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So high up in a hill makes it a fantastic spot to take a photo of the Cathedral. The graves themselves are quite amazing to see, so large! Beautiful piece of land to be a final resting place. No history, really just a view point

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Meopham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some may think this a rather macabre place to visit,rather like a hilly Highgate cemetery! However there is much social interest in studying the graves of the major Glasgow families of their day. There is also a wonderful view of the Cathedral,the Infirmary and the buildings of Greater Glasgow.

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Thank Peter W
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very ineresting place to vist on a nice clear day you can see for miles around as well as see the interesting Grave sites.

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Creepy yet beautiful and exciting, full of history. Nice view on the cathedral and the city from the upper "floors". Best sight to see in the city!

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place, alot of history, when its dry and sunny views were great, best place to view the new necropolis when wet is from St Mungos museum

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