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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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+44 141 287 5064
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Reviewed yesterday

Yes it's just an old graveyard but the views of Glasgow from the top are not to be missed.Steep climb but we made it easily . The gravestones are actually really interesting if you read them and many are connected to the building of Glasgow....More

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If the weather is good, and you live in the area, it is an interesting place for an afternoon stroll. The entry across the Bridge of Sighs is imposing, and so is the view one gets of the back side of the cathedral, whose nave...More

Thank debrigard
Reviewed 3 days ago

On a brooding hill above the cathedral is the old necropolis which is well worth a walk around. Victorian age crypts and mausoleums adorned with mournful statues provide beautiful photo opportunities and a quiet retreat from busy Glasgow.

Thank peter k
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This site has an imposing view of Glasgow looking over the Glasgow Cathedral. But it is sad to see the dates of birth and death among the headstones. And by the sheer size of many, clearly the amount of money that would have cost to...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 4 days ago

The necropolis offers some great views out over Glasgow and is something of a hidden gem in the city, with many unaware it is here. On a sunny day, it is lovely for a walk through, admiring the memorials of the important or wealthy from...More

Thank Ellebelle1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth a walk beyond the cathedral and a short climb up the hill to see views across to hills beyond.

Thank ragazza19
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely breath of fresh air as part of the sight seeing bus tour, great views of the city and an easy walk from the Cathedral.

Thank wiiheeph
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not as interesting as we expected. But none the less on a lovely hot sunny day a nice jaunt through the resting places of the good and great of Glasgow.

Thank dyoungone
Reviewed 4 days ago

located behind the Glasgow cathedral, the necropolis hill ia a pleasant and interesting site to stroll around on a nice day, offering some great views on the city.

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, a victorian cemetery up on the hill, full of monuments in odd shapes and sizes. The views are spectacular (it wasn't raining when we went), and very peaceful just wondering around.

Thank Mike K
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Are walking tours available?
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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Hello, How long would it take to walk up the hill? Thanks!
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!
Can you park here
27 May 2016|
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Response from Neil S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is "Pay&Display" on-street parking nearby in Cathedral Square, Drygate and Wishart Street.