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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
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+44 141 287 5064
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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A rare treat......

I love a walk around a graveyard, always have..... there is something very relaxing about it. So whilst at the Cathedral across the bridge we opted for a walk around and we were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love a walk around a graveyard, always have..... there is something very relaxing about it. So whilst at the Cathedral across the bridge we opted for a walk around and we were stumped to say or pick out any negativities. Some of the stones n tombs and monuments are stunning to look at. And the view across the east... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this odyssey after a wander around the cathedral. Strangely interesting with some fascinating headstones and inscriptions. The sort of place one could wander around for hours on a nicer day. Nice views of the cathedral and city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An historical setting right in middle of city, easy to get to and in same locale as St Mungo Museum and Oldest House in Glasgow and Glasgow Cathedral. The Necropolis offers interesting historical tombs & crypts and is great for taking wax rubbings, also fantastic views of city from here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was a 17 yr old student nurse in Glasgow Royal Infirmary in the late 70s early 80s . We were so poor that a day out tended to be a home made picnic taken up the hill to the Necropolis and sitting amongst the headstones and Tombs . All of us students loved the Necropolis , it wasn't a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We like to wander through old cemeteries and read the history contained therein. If you like to do this ( and even if you don't) The Necropolis is the place for you. Not only do you get "stories" from days of yore...you get an understanding of wealth. There are many examples of how the rich like to be remembered...and it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful cemetery next to the Glasgow Cathedral. Lots of history and breathtaking view from the top. Good spot for photography.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The necropolis is near the Glasgow cathedral. You need to go up a hill. You will find many grave stones and sculptures honoring the departed. Atop the hill, you get a great view especially the cathedral. It is worth the effort.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth it to check out if you're in the area. Ton of history and some really nice views from the cemetery. Some of the graves have some beautiful quotes as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely Necropolis with nice views and a deadly atmosphere! Really worth the detour! The legend says that deer have been seen in there too, so who knows!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting cemetery to walk around. Some quiet areas to read if you're lucky enough to be in Glasgow on a sunny day. Right across from St Mungo's cathedral and close to the city centre (20 minute walk). Definitely worth a visit. Lots of really old gravestones

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