The Necropolis
The Necropolis
4.5
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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. 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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christodoulakicissy
Athens, Greece19 contributions
Very intersting place to see all the social layers of the city. The rich and the poor and impressive and humble edifices or just simple headstones in the heart fo the city. Very worth visiting and spending some hours there
Written September 27, 2022
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Eddie M
St. Albans, UK762 contributions
This is an incredible place to see, it might seem a bit strange but you must see it. The area is bigger than you would expect, and has some super views from the top.
Written September 19, 2022
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Jon B
4 contributions
This might seem like a weird place to be a tourist attraction but some of the stories in the necropolis and the views that you can get of Glasgow (on a nice day) are incredible
Written September 1, 2022
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JSSAmber
Cambridge, UK491 contributions
It's super easy to visit the Necropolis from the Cathedral, so plan to visit these back-to-back. Indeed, the best entrance to the Necropolis is from right next to the Cathedral. The Necropolis is lovely, more than just a cemetery. It involves an enormous amount of walking, and much of that walking is very steep, so be ready for that kind of exercise. It's the sort of place you can do a quick tour around if you like, wander in for a good long while, or visit repeatedly and see different things each time.
Written August 24, 2022
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MTMHampshire
382 contributions
Couples
Great historical site to wander round. It is huge - far bigger than expected. It is a bit hilly for anyone who struggles with that.
Written August 14, 2022
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Carlos_Gonzalez2013
Ipswich, UK588 contributions
This makes for a lovely walk in Glasgow, with the cathedral to one side. Definitely a must in this Scottish city.
Written August 11, 2022
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Anna H
Chicago, IL1,141 contributions
Cemetary located on a hillside overlooking the cathedral. There are many beautiful sculptures and crypts. The pathways are quite steep at times, but the climb is worth it for the view, especially on a sunny day. Take note of the different sections, which follow the social dynamics of when the burials took place.
Written July 18, 2022
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the world is not enough
Glasgow, UK94 contributions
Solo
Absolutely incredible landmark in Glasgow's historic centre. Quite hilly so not ideal for those with mobility problems.
Written July 18, 2022
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Pandabuddie
United Kingdom839 contributions
Couples
Visited on a beautiful sunny day. Great view of the city from the top.

Interesting place to visit and reading the gravestones.
Written July 14, 2022
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Reslimpan
Rayong, Thailand2,834 contributions
Solo
I walked around the necropolis by myself. Nice walk and interesting to look at some of the tombstones. The views on top are impressive
Written July 9, 2022
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