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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland
Merchant City
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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"
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"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 2 days ago

It's probably just me. I do think the graves were very impressive and I've not seen anything like it elsewhere. The place is sprawling with rows and rows of gravestones. But that's about it for me... not a place I think is interesting enough to...More

Thank EbenezerSingapore
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

How the other half lived and died! This is set on a hill overlooking the city, so great views. Just behind the cathedral. The monuments to the dead here are the biggest I've seen, obviously wealthy business men when the city was booming. Good to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Glasgow Cathedral, which was lovely, then walked up the hill to the Necropolis. Fantastic view over the city and saw some amazing gravestones and monuments. Needed longer to look around really, such an interesting place to visit.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is probably one of the only worth-visiting places in Glasgow. Right next to the Cathedral, it offers quite good views and the place itself is quiet and peaceful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here after I visited the Glasgow Cathedral and St. Mungos. The views were spectacular and I have never seen anything like it. It was a bit cold while I was there and it got a bit windy as I climbed up the hill...More

Thank Alex P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating place with a graveyard of monuments on a hill with a great view over Glasgow. It is a good place to take a break and just be. The stones, statues, namnes, births, deaths and quotes is captivating.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A peaceful place in the heart of the city. Some very well known names you will spot as you stroll around. The view from the top is also very beautiful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well what can you say about the necropolis. It was full of Graves tombs and crypts. The statues were beautiful and the little buildings within the necropolis were very pretty as well. But after about half-an-hour there's only so many graves you can look at....More

Thank Maedera72
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit the cathedral - which you must - you'd better prepare to walk up the hill opposite the cathedral to enjoy the very special feeling of ancient (and some less ancient) gravestones placed on a hill. Most the size of a man but...More

Thank Bas C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd say a must sight in Glasgow. Super beautiful cemetery with a lot of monuments. It's a 15 minutes walk away from merchant city. You also have a nice view over the city. And you can also visit the Cathedral of Glasgow when you are...More

Thank Niels A
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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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