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The Necropolis

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Neighborhood: Merchant City
As featured in One day in Glasgow and 2 other guides
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Address: 50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01412875064
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Necropolis, Glasgow's Victorian City of the Dead, is a vast and grand...

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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We walked through the Necropolis prior to the going to the Glasgow Cathedral. It is a nice walk up to the top, which offers a great view over the city as well as a great view of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked through the Necropolis prior to the going to the Glasgow Cathedral. It is a nice walk up to the top, which offers a great view over the city as well as a great view of the Cathedral, which sits below. The grounds are pretty & there is a lot of history. Go to the top to see the... More 

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Morelia, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is really a sculpture garden with a beautiful view of the city. I'll admit I like graveyards in general, but this one is one of the most beautiful I have been in and a beautiful spot of the city in general.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting wee stroll. Something I had been meaning to do for years. Gets a bit muddy in places during damp weather.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice atmosphere (mixture of graveyard and park) with a very good view of Glasgow and the cathedral. Good for a relaxed stroll.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a very interesting place to visit. The monuments are a variety of styles and sizes, commemorating influential Glaswegians. The view of the cathedral from this hilltop graveyard is beautiful, and the view of the city is also worth the walk.

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Tavira, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have lived in Glasgow for more than 50 years and never been here before sadly, lots of history and one of Glasgow's greatest landmarks which appears frequently in TV and Movies. We dis the guided tour with the help of the group "Friends of the Necropolis" which was very informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view point for fireworks night, got to take care were you step, its dark and you want to be respectful of the surroundings. Need to get wrapped up though..chilly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A look back in the history of Glasgow. Some famous, some infamous. Interesting gravestones and crypts all on a hill overlooking the cathedral. Nice walk. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Situated just behind the cathedral the Necropolis rises up above it and offers excellent views. The tombs of the great and good are very impressive. Not recommended for a rainy day as there is no shelter from the elements.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It maybe sounds weird, but this place has the really unique atmosphere. And what a view from the top of this cemetery ! I really recommend this place.

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