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“Fantastic View of the City”
Review of The Necropolis

The Necropolis
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$111.46*
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Glasgow's Must Sees 5-Hour Private Tour
Ranked #9 of 279 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.
Corby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fantastic View of the City”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

I know its not every ones idea of sight seeing wandering round a graveyard, but the views from the top are fantastic. Quite interesting reading some of the head stones and plaques as to the ages they passed away. Bearing in mind they are some of the most affluent past families of Glasgow as show by the ornate nature of the tombs, they did not live long lives.
If you can make the climb you will be suitably rewarded

Visited June 2014
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“Strange place, very atmospheric”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

A very unusual place but memorable and very atmospheric. We visited on a misty wet day and it had a very 19th century feel and vibe. Great at night and brilliant views on a clearer day but we loved it as a very unusual Scottish place to visit near a large city centre.

Visited May 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Amazing”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was a bit freaked out about going to the necropolis as it is a grave yard but it was lovely I liked it in the end if you are interested in history go here more pretty than scary

Visited May 2014
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Washington, United Kingdom
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“Excellent”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Visted here after seeing on TV and not dissapointed, will vist again to explore more. Excellent views of the city and beyond from this vantage point.

Visited June 2014
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Interesting walk”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

For people who like this kind of place, very interesting walk in the past with graves of many well-known characters

Visited June 2014
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