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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
Phone Number:
+44 141 287 5064
Today
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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The necropolis is near the Glasgow cathedral. You need to go up a hill. You will find many grave stones and sculptures honoring the departed. Atop the hill, you get a great view... read more

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The necropolis is near the Glasgow cathedral. You need to go up a hill. You will find many grave stones and sculptures honoring the departed. Atop the hill, you get a great view especially the cathedral. It is worth the effort.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth it to check out if you're in the area. Ton of history and some really nice views from the cemetery. Some of the graves have some beautiful quotes as well.

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Thank sozerano
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely Necropolis with nice views and a deadly atmosphere! Really worth the detour! The legend says that deer have been seen in there too, so who knows!

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Thank Caroline M
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really interesting cemetery to walk around. Some quiet areas to read if you're lucky enough to be in Glasgow on a sunny day. Right across from St Mungo's cathedral and close to the city centre (20 minute walk). Definitely worth a visit. Lots of really old gravestones

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

fantastic day out, even have on trips that can be booked online of friends of the necropolis with very impressive tour guides[which are free, donations...] well worth a visit, find out about who is buried and their stories and some of the stories are amazing...some famous people buried there..creepy and mysterious..a bit muddy on foot if wet, so try to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I try to visit this historical site every time I am here. So much history and creepy enough for the ghost enthusiast. Great just for a leisurely walk as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place to take a walk and see great views of the city. Rainy or windy days are not the best days for a visit as the ground gets slippery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the Necropolis while visiting Glasgow. The walk up to the top of can be slippery when wet but is not too bad. The plan and "design" of the tombs are beautiful. The views of Glasgow and the cathedral are stunning from the top of the hill.

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Thank KateJen86
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love Glasgow then this will be one of your favourite places. Nothing exemplifies the historical industrial wealth and beauty of Glasgow then visiting the magnificent tombs of its past merchants and engineers. A beautiful place upon a hill overlooking Glasgow and the Dry Gate brewery is only round the corner for a few halfs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I went for a walk through here on a stunning afternoon. Some great views of Glasgow area upon reaching the top. Some interesting statues and carvings.. also alot of the same repetitive styles too. Worth checking out on a nice day.

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