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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
Merchant City
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All reviews glasgow cathedral john knox buried here grave stones wee willie winkie victorian cemetery bridge of sighs royal infirmary great view of the city interesting walk worth the climb peaceful place sunny day interesting place walk around worth a visit lots of history
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not much else to say. It is so peaceful with a beautiful view over Glasgow and the cathedral. A great view when you're looking up too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank matthewpF2349UP
Reviewed 3 days ago

On the recommendation of our hotel staff, we walked up to the Necropolis on our first day visiting Glasgow and we were glad we did. The weather was nice and the views of the city were gorgeous. It was interesting to look at all the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KathyT440
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We like to go for long walks and we are always looking for somewhere interesting to walk through. The necropolis carries a lot of history and wandering through gives you a real sense of the kind of people that made Glasgow. It is very well...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 475karynm
Reviewed 3 days ago

A bit of a walk up hilly terrain from the cathedral but well worth it. Fascinating history and many interesting markers. Great views too.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Karen_D_Creative
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Looking for somewhere to go for walk with dog decided to visit Necropolis and was surprised by people buried there and how they had made Glasgow second city in Empire, full of merchants, shipowners and others. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alex F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a place worth visiting, a lot of huge tombstones. There are also crypts, but we didn’t get to see them this time. Good view over Glasgow and the cathedral, and a short way over the bridge to The Cathedral Pub - where you can...More

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

I walked here for a nice stroll. The place is iconic and peaceful. I went in early morning and there wasn't many people there. I would come here again!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tawl1504
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like history and cemeteries this is an amazing place, just next to the cathedral and the best view from the top.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pascua R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a tour round the Necropolisandit was extremely interesting.tne men who took the tour were very knowledgeable and entertaining. It was interest to see what people believed in relation to protecting there loved ones from the bodysnachets.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank esther913
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is Glasgow’s burial ground for the great and the good from the Victorian age. Giant mausoleums, gravestones and a great view of the city and its medieval cathedral. One grave of interest amongst many others is that of the author of the nursery rhyme/lullaby...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
October 19, 2016|
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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|
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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