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The Necropolis

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Neighborhood: Merchant City
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Address: 50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01412875064
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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The church/cathedral, plus the cemetery grounds - the stained glass, the architecture, the history, and the upkeep - the tales of these times alone makes this a most interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The church/cathedral, plus the cemetery grounds - the stained glass, the architecture, the history, and the upkeep - the tales of these times alone makes this a most interesting stop. I was prepared to be bored silly, but wasn't! A must see if you're ever in Glasgow!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gloomy weather, windy, dusk. Was expecting at least a few corpses to come out of the graves (joke) but nothing. The place is just amazing. Really. All those small or mostly huge graves are just breathtaking. The view of the city is also excellent. Since you will be visiting the cathedral, do cross the bridge ( very atmospheric) and drop... More 

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south wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful mausoleums and stones. Amazing views from the top of the cemetery, of cathedral. Lots of history within. Fascinating visit, would have liked to do a night time visit to really feel the eeriness of such a place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the walk just out of the city. Great views of the city. Combine with a visit to the cathedral. Free to enter always a bonus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great views of the city skyline & Cathedral from the top. Lots of interesting graves & monuments. It was overcast when we went but I bet on a clear day it's even better.

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Southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A bit of a climb but the graves/monuments are very interesting and the view across the city and particularly the cathedral is lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love cemeteries and this one didn't disappoint! Plenty of interesting tombs and sepulchres to view and a great view back over the city - combine a list here with the Cathedral and you have a great 2 - 3 hour experience!

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Necropolis was created during Glasgow's nineteenth century industrial boom, and has many impressive tombs built at that time. It is set on a steep hill just by the cathedral (this is the best access route). Great views over the city and the Clyde valley.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a must for a visit to Glasgow. Beautiful views over the city and very close to the Cathedral which is also worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Necropolis is just magic. It feels like being in a movie, and the atmosphere is very pleasant. It is very quiet and I spent a lot of time reading the writings on the tombstones. Highly recommended.

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