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The Necropolis

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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...more
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50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland
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All reviews glasgow cathedral john knox buried here grave stones wee willie winkie victorian cemetery bridge of sighs great view of the city royal infirmary worth the climb peaceful place sunny day nice walk interesting place walk around lots of history worth a visit
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really interesting place to see, great views across the city. Steep paths over some of it, combine with a trip to the cathedral and St Mungos museum.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Millmoo22
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spectacular sight - definitely worth a visit, stunning views of Glasgow and the cathedral. Beautiful monuments and graves.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank average_jo_veggie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great gothic cemetery, with some impressive memorials. Standing on a hill overlooking the city.. Great to visit on a gloomy day - but very cold as it catches the winds!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gingerjudith
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting but a hilly/steep climb. Would have been more interesting if there was more information on display. Set behind the cathedral it is worth a visit but do the cathedral first as it is much more interesting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank OldGuysStillTravel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In necropolis we saw very beautiful ackamenid tombs and a good guide called mohsen baqaei explained it very well.his phone number is +989171261778.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mohsen B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Why do the dead always have the best views? The headstones, the bridge over the river, the mausoleum, and view were stunning in the sun. So much history. Even then Scotland allowed access to all people to the resource of the cemetery and the cemetaries...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anaispins
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Even though i lived near Glasgow i have never been here before! Wow, what a find, a great victorian era cemetery of the people and their families who made Glasgow great all those years ago! Great views over glasgow and beyond!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank druach
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting when visiting the Cathedral. There are a lot of stairs so just be aware. Worth visiting.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank martha w
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very cool spot to walk around and see a sunset, a snowy landscape, or just any other beautiful view of the city of Glasgow. There is amazing history here.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to visit by day or night . It’s essentially a cemetery and it’s built on a hill overlooking a hospital with some views of the city . Worth a trip if your not doing anything .

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jacquie W
March 23, 2018|
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Response from crizm2017 | Reviewed this property |
No I’m sorry not is this cemetery, however there is parking close by.
August 17, 2016|
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Response from VJ W | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are, we didn't do it but it was going on as we were there, details were on the website I think
August 11, 2016|
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Response from LordC16 | Reviewed this property |
It can be as quick as 20 minutes if you like, or easily as long as 1hr if you prefer to meander through the graves and read some of the stones along the way. Either is rewarding!
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I am planning 3 days in Syracuse (arriving from Catania airport). I will reply on public transport. I have drafted an itinerary for these 3 days. I would appreciate any comments, including whether this itinerary is practical. Also please correct me if the opening times of the sites are inaccurate. DAY ONE - ORTIGIA Arrive (afternoon) in Syracuse from Catania Visit: Tempio di Apollo Piazza Archimede Duomo (8am-7pm) Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia (11am-4pm) Fontana Aretusa Wander...More
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Day 1 definitely achievable, say hello to the Caravaggio for me in Santa Lucia. There is also a castle, a small museum and I would recommend a boat trip to the sea caves.. Day 2 We walked to the archaeological museum c 30 minutes from the bridge and then to the complex ie the Greek theatre and the rest which is about 15 minutes further on. You go right past the Sanctuaria as you go to the ruins from the museum. We walked back so I don't know about busses, sorry. The rest we didn't do but...More
Bus from Botega (via piave) to the Parco Acheologico (0 Replies)
Hello, I ve been trying to find a bus from where I am staying to the Necropolis but I dont understand the bus routes from AST. Can someone tell me a bus stop close by that goes by as close as possible by the PArco Acheologico? I dont mind waiting if they dont come often, but I have to take the bus as I am walking impaired. Thank you for your advice, Johanna If there is a bs map by now, I would of course like to know!
November 28, 2017|
Terri K
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Auberive Necropolis (1 Replies)
What is the best way to get to the Military Cemetery of Aubérive (Marne), Town of Aubérive? I would travel from Paris or Reims. So far, all I can come up with is train from Paris to Reims and then rent a car from there to the cemetery. I have written to the tourist info local to the area however they didn't tell me anything I didn't know already. I'm willing to look at a day tour from Reims; anything really that can get me there and back in a day. Thanks for any help!
September 07, 2017|
Response fromRobSandy|
The cemetery is located at 49.193386 / 4.367906. We stopped there for a break whilst motorcycling through the area. The cemetery at that time (2011) was very large and very easily found to the immediate north along the road between St-Hilaire-de-Grand and Prosnes. and the vast number of French headstones was a stunning sight, with the German cemetery to the rear. I have photos. However looking at Google Earth (Oct 2018) and Street View, the thousands of French headstones appear to have been...More