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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...more
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50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland
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+44 141 287 5064
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"glasgow cathedral"
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"john knox"
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"buried here"
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"wee willie winkie"
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"victorian cemetery"
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"grave stones"
in 29 reviews
"bridge of sighs"
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"interesting walk"
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"great view of the city"
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"royal infirmary"
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"peaceful place"
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"worth the climb"
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"sunny day"
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"interesting place"
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"walk around"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped here while on a guided tour of Scotland. This is a beautiful place that you could spend hours in but unfortunately we only had about 30 minutes before we had to get back on the bus to continue our tour. This a "must...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing graveyard! The rich and important of Glasgow certainly went in style! Everyone should visit!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the Necropolis but as we were travelling with a group, we didn’t have enough time to see as much as we wanted to. We really enjoyed the walking paths and happened to be visiting on a sunny, warm day which...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a very special place. On a clear day you can see the city. Very cool spot to visit after touring the Chapel of St. Nicholas.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a nice place to take a walk and has great views over Glasgow. The different celtica tombstones are definitely worth a visit.

Thank Denis O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here after visiting the Glasgow Cathedral. It is a fascinating place to visit. Also, it's very big. We got in a good bit of exercise and only walked half of it. They say there is around 3500 within the Necropolis.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a view associated with a walk to the cathedral and surrounding area of this great city. Look up a bit of history before your visit to get the most out of what you might see.

Thank Nelson252
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it's a cemetery, but it's still a beautiful place to visit. The monuments and true pieces of art and the views of Glasgow and the nearby Cathedral are stunning.

Thank Dan B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a quiet solemn place with old grave monuments. It is comparable to Pere la Chaise in Paris. Maintenance could be better. The view over Glasgow are stunning. It has its own webpage that gives you plenty of info.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a great view from the top of the hill! I was walking in the rain but I was happy. I recommend this place.

Thank Mateusz P
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Jacquie W
24 March 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_
18 August 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 A
11 August 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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