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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
Merchant City
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"glasgow cathedral"
in 195 reviews
"buried here"
in 64 reviews
"john knox"
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"wee willie winkie"
in 33 reviews
"victorian cemetery"
in 32 reviews
"bridge of sighs"
in 25 reviews
"interesting walk"
in 22 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 22 reviews
"royal infirmary"
in 22 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 26 reviews
"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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"guided tour"
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"visiting glasgow"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good views of the surrounding areas. But of a hike from the main city center but there isn't much sightseeing in this town so this is one of the places worth checking out. Decent views of the overall area but don't expect to see the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great for a walk and lovely views on a clear day. Benches scattered around to sit on. Quite steep! Would recommend

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Last resting place of the rich and famous of 19th century Glaswegians. Interesting to see the selection of tombs, mausoleums and monuments overlooking the city. Pleasant walk up to and then back towards the centre of the city.

Thank Andy B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit, yes it’s a grave yard but the person who wrote “ wee wullie winkie “ is there as are all the great merchants who made Glasgow the city it is or a big part of it.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

100% recommend a visit here, was a beautiful day with stunning views and my children enjoyed it too, even raced to the top.

Thank Ceirah M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A piece of old Glasgow with nice view over the city. Ideal for a morning walk...(Not on a rainy day though)

Thank Leo D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Inspired by the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, this is an excellent and somewhat unusual diversion to wander through some fantastic architecture and history dating back to 1833. Earlier if you count the memorial to John Knox that predates it by eight years. It's built...More

Thank macindog
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its an amazing space, and in a sunny day even better, full of victorian and very old graves. As an amazing city view from up there

Thank filipap993
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a fantastic place to wander between the grandiose tombs of Victorian glasgow. The paths wander up the hill past incredible creations. A good place for a walk and wonder. It is close to the cathedral and a number of other highlights. A must...More

Thank Gill M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing cementary which is situated on the hill. The view of the city is maybe not as good, but you can still admire the Cathedral - bigger than it seems from the street view. Necropolis is also full of interesting stones - Celtic crosses...More

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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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Response from Neil S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is "Pay&Display" on-street parking nearby in Cathedral Square, Drygate and Wishart Street.
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