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The Necropolis

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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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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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We first visited here over 10 years ago. Now a necropolis may sound morbid but trust me it's lovely here. The architecture/design of the memorials are stunning and the views at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We first visited here over 10 years ago. Now a necropolis may sound morbid but trust me it's lovely here. The architecture/design of the memorials are stunning and the views at the top are great. A nice little oasis in this part of town!

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Oban, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Don't seem to manage to pass graveyards in Scotland, England and abroad !! Always find some old celeb's resting place and have a think! Burns, Wordsworth, Marx, Cecil Rhodes in Byo, John Smith in Iona and so many more, including war graves in Europe, America and Africa, etc. The Necropolis in Glasgow is a must for anyone who takes an... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Necropolis is absolutely worth a visit. The burial stones, the setting, the views are enchanting. We loved walking up the the summit of the hill and take some pics. Go there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Necropolis ( City of the Dead ) is a vast cemetery close to Glasgow cathedral. It is approached by the 'Bridge of Sighs ' and the first conspicious feature is the 'Egyptian Vaults' a prominent structure with barred entrances. These vaults were used to store cadavers prior to burial to protect them from the 'Resurrection Men', grave robbers who... More 

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OWEN SOUND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Glasgow's oldest graveyard - where all merchants of early days are buried. Most headstones date back to early 1900's some 1800's. Sadly most are in disrepair. The climb to the top is worth it - amazing views of Glasgow - including cathedral and university. Worth a visit.

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GLASGOW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I always find it strange when guests tell me they are going to visit the Necropolis which I think is funny but it is wonderful to see all the vast tombs and the view from the top is astounding worth it just for that.. Remember you can see the Provans Lordship the Cathedral and the Religious Museum too all in... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We'll worth a visit,just do it in daylight and in a group. Some of Glasgow's modern day ghouls hang about looking for the unwary tourist to mug unfortunately.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 467 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you read nothing else before you travel here be aware it closes gates locked at 4.30pm..! However, a great free place to wander and marvel at the cemetary the Victorians built in all it's splendour. It's gothic and marvellous as might be expected some parts have seen better days and some vandalism is evident. It's on a steep hill,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

this cemetery sits atop a hill overlooking the cathedral and the city. the headstones themselves are not the most fascinating, but the location and general largeness of the place makes it great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a beautiful, scenic spot, and I often bring visitors to Glasgow here to get a sense of the city. There's wonderful views all around the city, and it's lovely to weave around and explore.

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