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The Necropolis

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Address: 50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland
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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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This is worth looking at but is quite a climb to the top. You get a good view of the city of Glasgow and of the cathedral.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is worth looking at but is quite a climb to the top. You get a good view of the city of Glasgow and of the cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I've been coming here for many years. It's such an interesting walk as the headstones & tombs are so old! I love taking my time & reading them all individually. All the people of Glasgow who have lived & died in times gone by! It really makes you think! Some of the more prominent peoples' tombs are really beautiful &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Coming from America, you don't see many old cemeteries so walking around the Necropolis was a real treat. Love seeing the variety of tombstones, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Start at the top, and work your way down, Spectacular views over Glasgow. The stones are great and some very famous people buried here. If history is our thing book a guided tour or be adventurous, once back down visit Glasgow Catherdral or St Mungo's Musum or even both!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It may seem a little morbid, but this is a great place for a quiet wander amidst the bustle of Glasgow. It's a great pity about the graffiti and evidence of drinking and drug use, but I doubt there's a major city in the world whose cemeteries don't suffer in the same way. At the very top of the hill... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

The site offers quite possibly the best views of the surrounding city of Glasgow! The walk is easy and manageable for most age groups, and is short in distance from the Cathedral. The cathedral and necropolis are definitely a must see while in Glasgow!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We went twice - once on a tour hosted by The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis (which was excellent even though the weather wasn't the best) then again the next day to take photographs. The Drygate brewpub is just down the hill for a pint or two afterward, too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Access entrance is via a bridge next to Glasgow Cathedral, High street. There are so many old family tums that definitely recommend a visit for great photos. There are also good views towards the town from the cemetery gardens. Only negative issue is in responsible dog owners that allow their dogs to foul on top of graves.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a great place with great history and it makes you think what a great nation Scotland is and how intelligent our people are. A few important figures here, but Glasgow City Council need to get work done, it needs some work, tidying up, pathways, restoration required also. Can’t believe it’s been left this way for so long. Sort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Nice place to walk around. Was told about this place and was glad we took the time to go see this place. The site is on a hill so there is a little bit of a hike, so take your time and enjoy. Great views of the city from here. The gardens are great also.

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