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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 peaceful place worth the climb sunny day interesting place walk around worth a visit lots of history
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Provides views of the Cathedral and City from anove. Crypts, headstones and statues are impressive. With a stroll through for about an hour or two.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The necropolis itself is steeped in history and the stories of hundreds of lives lived in the city. Fill of ornate and grand gravestones and tombs that tell too many stories to take in during one visit. Among the monuments are some of the most...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I enjoyed walking around this ancient space, it reminded me of La Recoleta, not by the looks, but rather for its fell

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the most ornate graveyards I've ever visited where all the great and good of Glasgow are buried overlooking the city. There are great views of the city and cathedral from here and lots of ornate graves.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for the first time ever last month and loved every second. The architecture of the gravestones, tombs and monuments are just stunning. Very peaceful and quiet atmosphere. Luckily I only live 20 minutes or so away so I can visit again whenever. Great...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at Glasgow Cathedral after hours, so we took a walk through the Necropolis. It sits up on a hill overlooking the city. You get a great view of the city from here, and can see a lot of history in the cemetery. Many...More

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

A Sunday morning hike taking in the gravestones and admiring the views. Well worth the visit and nice to escape the hustle and bustle.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mattov9
Reviewed 1 week ago

While participating in Showcase Scotland / Celtic Connections last week, we took a break from the music at Drygate Brewery to visit the Necropolis. What an amazing place. The monuments, the history, the beautiful sights made this a breath of fresh air during a long...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kids were interested at first but grew weary of all the walking, as small children do! I could have spent hours at the necropolis, it was beautiful, expansive and historic.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bogdana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an absolutely brilliant place! so far removed from anywhere else I have ever been with the edifices becoming more grand the higher you climb.

Date of experience: February 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
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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
Kenilworth, New Jersey
Auberive Necropolis (1 Reply)
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