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The Necropolis
Ranked #21 of 284 things to do in Glasgow
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

as soon as it is very close to the cathedral, it is worth visiting. there is a nice view on the town, and very interesting

Thank Laszlo J
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Take a walk past the Glasgow Cathedral to the Necropolis, a cemetery where famous Glaswegians are laid to rest. John Knox's statue is one prominent feature, but lovely Celtic crosses also dot the space. Great views across the city make this a must-do stop in Glasgow!

Thank Linda R
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

The Necropolis overlooks the city on one side and the Glasgow Cathedral on the other side. Some of the mausoleums are quite elaborate. The grounds are well maintained and the top of the hill is a short walk from the Cathedral, so it is worth a side trip.

Thank globalexplorer1
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

I went on a very rainy day and I think it made it even better. Row after row of beautiful, old, ornate grave stones. When you pass over the bridge from the cathedral, the pathway up to the top is full of the coolest looking ones (in my opinion). Definitely slippery in the rain. From the top there are a million more, but the best is the round one on the far right - great views.

Also, the way the cathedral looks when it's lit up at night is SO pretty in an ethereal, gothic way.

Thank keara s
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is a most impressive burial place and the rich men of glasgow seem to have tried to outdo each other in the magnifence of their tombs. I should imegine the highest plots cost the most. It is on a very steep hill so I wnet halfway whilst my grand daughter made it to the top. The best view is actually to be found in St mubgo's museum for those who cannot face the walk.

Thank Patricia P
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