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The Necropolis

50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland
+44 141 287 5064
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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. 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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50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland
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"glasgow cathedral"
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"john knox"
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"peaceful place"
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"worth the climb"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This one kinda hard to describe, something about walking around an old cemetery. It is quite fascinating at the same time you kinda have a feeling someone watching you! Great view from the hill, at one lf the hop on and off stops after checkin...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must see for visitors to Glasgow. The Necrepolis provides views of present day Glasgow and the tombstones provide an insight into the past. The cathedral nearby is a must see as well.

Thank MichaelMaya
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's one of the best places for visiting dead strangers. Be nice to them in their eternal slumber and don't walk on their heads. Don't litter or piss near them. Sing them a little song and leave a stone on some of their graves like...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is well worth the effort to walk up to the top of this magnificent graveyard and mausoleum. Great views of the Cathedral from various angles as you continue up the hill. Steeped in history with some famous names of the past 200 years of...More

Thank Dennis P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were advised to go here by the tourist information. This is really a most remarkable place. From here, the view over the city is beautiful as well!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’ve seen the castles and monuments but this is such a peaceful place and reminder of how many people have been here before us. I like how some of the stones have obviously been updated but some have also been left to show signs of...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Okay, bad joke. I loved this ancient graveyard filled with beautiful sculptures, tombs and atmosphere. It was a hike to walk up to get inside for the best view but worth the walk for the photo opportunities of both the necropolis and the Abby. The...More

Thank John P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Unfortunately I only had time for a short visit, but if I ever go back to Glasgow I will visit this necropolis properly. Anyway the necropolis was an interesting place with all the old tombs/mausoleums. The layout of the necropolis was also nice; it was...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The location is beautiful. Some walking is required as the hill is pretty high up. The hight is one of the best things about the Necropolis, as the view is extraordinary. You get a very good view of the city.

Thank Zacharias H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Of all the places I visited in Glasgow, this was my favorite. It's not so large that you will get lost, and there weren't a lot of people everywhere. It was beautiful and perfect for a walk on a nice day.

Thank Tracy C
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Jacquie W
March 23, 2018|
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Response from Criz M | Reviewed this property |
No I’m sorry not is this cemetery, however there is parking close by.
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ThE_CoAsT_TrAveLeR_
August 17, 2016|
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Response from billakos2004 | Reviewed this property |
No, but you do not need it for the cemetery. For the city it would be appropriate to have but did not find something.
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Jacqueline C
August 11, 2016|
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Response from LordC16 | Reviewed this property |
It can be as quick as 20 minutes if you like, or easily as long as 1hr if you prefer to meander through the graves and read some of the stones along the way. Either is rewarding!
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