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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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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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Great place for a historical walk

I've lived in Glasgow all my life really but had never explored the Necropolis until recently. It was a really interesting walk, with great paths and amazing views over the city... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've lived in Glasgow all my life really but had never explored the Necropolis until recently. It was a really interesting walk, with great paths and amazing views over the city. It was interesting to see all the historical people of Glasgow buried there and my son was kept interested by discovering that all the famous graves are now Pokémon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is amazing, weird I know, if you take a guide they will explain why Glasgow has contributed so much to the world by exposing the history of the people buried here.

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Maidenhead, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit. A bit of a climb up the hill but the view of the city from the top is quite stunning. The monuments were so interesting too.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has an interesting history and the magnificient view because it is uphill. Especially in winter you can see the whole panorama of Glasgow. Also it is very tranquil place to walk around.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited here on Doors Open day. Did the guided tour, but you can wander about on your own. The guide pointed out several graves and mausoleums of great interest. It was good to learn the meanings of different architectural features. Makes it more interesting having a guide. the tour took over two hours but you could spend a lot longer.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Practically in the city centre, this is a great place to stroll around and take in the ancient headstones. Great view from the top.

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very old cemetery that had a pecking order for burials. The more important you were, the higher up the hill you were interred. We were lucky as we tagged on to some students having a guided tour with a very knowledgable guide. If you can do this it is well worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Worth the climb up the hill, to see a fantastic view of Glasgow ! Some interesting monuments to explore, and probably worth going with the guided tour to find out what's what ! We visited on. a warm septembers day, which helped !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Across from the Glasgow Cathedral, a really interesting cemetery with commemorative statues and markers, as well as grave markers. Sits on a hill overlooking the city. Worth a stroll. It's on a hill, so some effort required to walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fascinating hilltop cemetry and resting place for Glasgow's "best".Great for lovers of civic history.

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