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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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"glasgow cathedral"
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"john knox"
in 69 reviews
"buried here"
in 64 reviews
"wee willie winkie"
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"victorian cemetery"
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"grave stones"
in 29 reviews
"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 today via mobile

Hadn't really intended visiting the Necropolis but almost stumbled on it walking to the Drygate Brewery. Really interesting to see how the well-off of Glasgow were commemorated back in the day, and the views across the city are wonderful. Social history at its best!

Thank Ian T
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Reviewed today

As a cementary observer and visitor, I liked this spot. The whole area and surroundings very well preserved.

Thank Monica C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very cool and has a great view. With the walk up the hill. We loved the cathedral area. Quite windy but green and very well maintained

Thank Kathleen S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very atmospheric and beautiful graveyard with stunning views. Definatly worth finding put a bit more of the history of Glasgow/the cemetery to fully appreciate it

Thank Gerrie E
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Reviewed 1 week 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

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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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.

Thank Julie L
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Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Jofrebm
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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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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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