Definately different from anything I saw before. Worth to see it. Good view from the cathedral gardens
Very intersting enormous Victorian graveyard on a steep hill at the back of the Cathedral. Best visited on a dry day with the map available from the Cathedral. Very well kept and fascinating historical venue
If you like visiting cemeteries etc as a source of social history then this one is worth a visit. A nice walk from downtown finds you on a hill overlooking Glasgow (and unfortunately, or perhaps not, Tennents Brewery). Some interesting tombs and a nice way to spend an hour in the fresh air.
Modeled after Pere La Chaise in Paris. This place is a gem. Always good for a nice walk and a fantastic view of the city. Great for indulging your inner goth! beautifully photographic!
This is on top of the city, modeled after Pere Lachise in Paris. Amazing stonework, amazing views of the city. The merchants, bankers, tobacco barons, etc. are all buried up real, a history of Glasgow.
Normally I wouldn't think a cemetery would be a great attraction, but the Glasgow Necropolis is amazing spectacle. The day we visited was overcast and a little chilly, but I think that added to the impact of this cemeterey which officially opened in 1833 (but there were burials prior to then) and holds the remains of about 50,00 with about... More
It was very interesting to see all the different monuments and to read the inscriptions. I did feel that some of the monuments needed a bit of TLC as there were a few shrubs growing out of some of the gaps in the stones and tiles!
On a whim we decided to visit the necropolis. We were fotunate that we went on a clear sunny day.The place is incredible and the views of Glasgow and it's surroundings are amazing. I love wandering round graveyards and reading the gravestones so for me this was really interesting. Well worth a visit.
Arrived at 7am to catch the sunrise. It was a beautiful crisp morning to take pictures of the stunning views. I spent 2 hours wandering but could probably have stayed for another 2. Slightly annoyed with myself that during the 7 years I lived in Glasgow (90-97) I never made it to the Necropolis till now.
Looked at the cathedral and then up to the necropolis. Autumn colours spectacular at this time and also the birds, long tailed tits, thrushes, wood pigeons,blackbirds, wren, doves, jackdaws, crows. A real haven for wild life. The views are brilliant and all the tombs are of interest. There are 1000s of them and cover the great and good of Glasgow.... More
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