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“Graveyards” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Necropolis

The Necropolis
50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland (Merchant City)
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Ranked #13 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: Walking
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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 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.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Graveyards”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

If you like cemeteries/graveyards, this one should be on your must visit list for Glasgow! It's one of the oldest in Europe and has a lot of cool history associated with it. It's a nice walk through the grounds, and you get a pretty nice view of the city from the top.

Visited May 2012
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“Dirty and filled with drunk teens”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We heard that the view from the top was beautiful so we decided to walk over from the nearby cathedral. The grounds were littered with empty bottles and destroyed monuments. The whole area was filled with teens who were either drunk or high and who found pleasure in yelling at tourists and creating trouble. We made it about halfway to the top before we decided to turn around since the view was not worth dealing with the delinquent population of Glasgow.

Visited May 2012
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“Incredible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

If you don't mind hiking uphill, well worth a stroll. The Glasgow cathedral is right next door, and there is street parking nearby.

Visited February 2013
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“Not your average location, but very interesting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Touring a cemetary might not be everyones idea of fun, but the history and view from this place is well worth a visit!

Visited December 2012
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“Feels like walking through a giant chess set”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I loved the necropolis. It is such a fascinating place to walk through, with the underlying feeling of walking through a giant chess set, like in Harry Potter. You really get a sense of how Glasgow was back when it was the second city of the empire. Most of the eminent Glawegians were buried here so it's an exclusive who's who of tombstones. Very worthwhile visit.

Visited January 2013
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