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The Necropolis

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Neighbourhood: 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 07:00 - 19:00
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 view of the Victorian Way of Death!

As someone drawn to churchyards the Necroplis close to St Mungo's Cathedral was an obvious place on my itinerary. I was not disappointed. The merchants of Glasgow commemorated or... read more

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Penwortham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As someone drawn to churchyards the Necroplis close to St Mungo's Cathedral was an obvious place on my itinerary. I was not disappointed. The merchants of Glasgow commemorated or even celebrated the deceased in a grand style with imposing monuments and tombs. Moreover the necropolis provides a fine viewpoint for looking back at the city.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Necropolis on a freezing cold but sunny day and were very impressed. The Necropolis is situated on a hill and you get stunning views over the city. The graves are very interesting and you can spend a while wandering around, looking at the architecture and reading the grave stones. You do need to have reasonable fitness as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bit of a walk out of the main drag of Glasgow but really worth it. Great views over the city and a real mix of architecture. Went early afternoon but would like to go back at sunset.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a fascinating and lovely place. Crossing "the bridge of sighs" to get to the Necropolis proper, you get a real sense of what this place must have meant to people. A place of real pain and loss, but somehow of significance and depth..and permanence too. Unfortunately it was blowing a gale, raining heavily, and I had succumbed to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If looking for a great view of the whole city, then this is the place to visit. Behind Glasgow Cathedral and to the side of the Tennants Brewery/Drygate, this is a really wonderful piece of Glasgow Victorian history, and somewhere that you can find yourself getting lost in for ages. The climb to the top is really worth it to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is my second time at the Necropolis, but the first time I really paid attention to the history. I recommend reading up on the location before you visit. It is incredibly interesting. As we were staying close by, we visited in the morning and in the evening light- such amazing views and the stories....true Scottish tales.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is adjacent to the cathedral and it's a pretty gentle climb to the top where the great and good of Victorian Glasgow were laid to rest. Some impressive mausoleums and the views from the top are spectacular!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the places which are perfect for new visitors to Glasgow. The Necropolis is very nicely maintained and if you get a nice warm weather the walk around is is very enjoyable. The view from the top is breathtaking with beautiful view on town centre and Cathedral

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been shopping for a few hours, the necropolis is a nice break from the crowds. A very eerie looking place, even on a sunny day, with graves on many levels (literally). The most unique layout of a cemetery I have seen. As a bonus, you get good views over the cathedral, and a few places to sit and rest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was with my daughter on a Sunday afternoon weather was excellent but before my review of the Necropllis any one going should visit first the lady well it's about 50 m from the enterence to necropolis at the Tennant brewery it's one of the oldest wells on Glasgow and dates back to Roman times. You will find the source... More 

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