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The Necropolis

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Address: 50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland
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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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worth the 30 minute visit

It's a regular graveyard but what stands out are some of the large tombs and memorials. It may not have as many grand mausoleums like Buenos Aires' Recoleta or Novodevichy in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It's a regular graveyard but what stands out are some of the large tombs and memorials. It may not have as many grand mausoleums like Buenos Aires' Recoleta or Novodevichy in Moscow or have as much ancient history as Athen's own Necropolis but an interesting mini-complex on its own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place! And very interesting. Nice views of the city and the cathedral from it and it's different. Definitely worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I think going up the Necropolis is a must when visiting Glasgow. Apart from its history and having more than 3,000 monuments (all of them different from each other), this Necropolis is actually on a hill; walk around the summit and you'll get some of the best views of all Glasgow!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Peaceful and beautiful place, nice for a walk. The view from the top is lovely. Also visit Glasgow's Cathedral

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

the most magnificant place to walk round, we saw wee willy winki grave as you enter and start walking up the hill, some of the tombs are stunning

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I have visited here a few times, usually with school students, and have seen different things every time. Highlights include the resident deer and other wildlife as well as the views from the top of the hill.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you don't like walking in the cemetery,and watching the graveyards, I don't recommend this place. I went there Friday morning, and had my expectation high to see something amazing, after going to catacombs in Paris. However it was a huge cemetery and all the doors I checked ( to quench my curiosity) was close, so I was a bit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Not so nice to say, visited a grave yard today...However this is full of History and great stones and buildings, architect at its best

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Perth, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Loved wandering around here; it's close to Glasgow Cathedral, a nice quiet piece of history in a big city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a tourist attraction for all the wrong reasons in my opinion. A cemetery is usually plain and without history but the Necropolis is mind blowing! The huge monuments to the dead from the 2nd city of the old Empire clearly shows what wealth was within Glasgow at the time. You get a feeling that the well to do... More 

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Address: 50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > Merchant City
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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