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The Necropolis

Closes in 3 min: 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...more
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50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland
Merchant City
+44 141 287 5064
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Reviewed yesterday

I'm not really into visiting graves but there were definitely some impressive headstones. The best thing was the view of the cathedral though. Not a long hike, but it can be quite steep if you take the shortcuts.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank silkxr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When anyone comes to visit, I take them to here if it isn’t bucketing. It’s just so, so interesting (especially to North American’s) and the history is fab. I’m a photographer and it’s heaven. The best views of Glasgow are also from here. Absolutely visit!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Scooter C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We could have spent longer hear, 2 hours wasnt enough especialy if you include the church and the surrounding buildings all worthy of spending time

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank susanZ3339CX
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the cathedral and the cemetery. Definitely one of the unique cemeteries I’ve been to so far. Highly recommend climbing on the top of the cliff to get a 360 panoramic view of Glasgow!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Alpa Y
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must for Glasgow, right by the cathedral which is also worth looking at. If you climb all the way up the hill, you have magnificent views of the cathedral and all of Glasgow. Beautiful!

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank AmarillaArvika
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a weekend break in Glasgow and our had a view towards the Necroppolis so we agreed that we had to go and have a look around here. The Necropolis is situated high up on hills overlooking Glasgow the place is huge and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located just next to the glasgow cathederal, the metropolis is a must visit. A brief uphill climb gets you to the old tombstones of famous Scots buried there. Reminiscent of the Roman architecture in many of the tombs. The view of the city from the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Necropolis graveyard is high atop Glasgow above the gorgeous Cathedral up a winding path. Come early if you can, when there’s still some fog, to really feel the age, spirit, and stories spanning centuries of Glasgow’s history. Enjoy wonderful 360 views before winding back...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank staciNsofia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ran out of time after the Cathedral- to take in all of the Necropolis- so I only took a few pictures- really want to go back and take one of the guided tours-looks amazing just what little I did see!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view of the city, and of the many graves on this hill. It was sunny, and very calm when we went early in the morning. Very beautiful.

Date of experience: June 2019
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August 15, 2019|
Response from AmarillaArvika | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are, as long as they are kept on a lead.
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