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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
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Beautiful Walk

It's easy to lose track of time when winding among the artfully arranged tombstones, memorials, and monuments. To truly take in the bubble of tranquil solitude so readily... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's easy to lose track of time when winding among the artfully arranged tombstones, memorials, and monuments. To truly take in the bubble of tranquil solitude so readily available here, I recommend bringing a camera, a basket of goodies, a soft blanket, and a cool beverage when visiting.

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I know what you are all thinking..its a graveyard but it is much more than that..this area has got some memorials in it..lots of Scottish history it also has great views of the cathedral and it has a newly laid memorial stone of William Wallace.. I stay next to it and in the summer it is busy with tourists from... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit here as part of a walking group and it's a stunning place to walk through. Many of the pathways are being tarred to make it easier to walk on but it covers the old cobbles which are more authentic for me. The entrance over the bridge at the Cathedral is beautiful and the view is fantastic. Great walk on... More 

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We went to the necropolis after visiting the cathedral as they are next to each other. The necropolis is on top of the hill behind the cathedral which is a bit of a walk up to the top but there are many huge crypts and tombstones. The view is very beautiful if it is a clear day. This is where... More 

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Very nice views and not a long walk to the top. Too bad it is quite far from the centre of the city.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to have a leisurely walk. Houses the gravestones of several famous scotspeople, dating back hundreds of years.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were there at approximately 8:30a.m. There were a few people that early mostly joggers. It is located next to the Cathedral. There is a bridge connecting the Cathedral and the Necropolis. It is free. Climb the hill and you will get views of the city. Be careful though, I saw broken glass on the grass. Doesn't the municipality take... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I imagine a cemetery would not be a travellers first choice to visit, but the Nacropolis is an incredible spot. The architecture of its buildings and the headstones can leave you in awe of the setting. Beautifully laid out with easy access pathways which are well maintained that lead you on a journey of unimaginable history. You will want to... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to walk around and see all the old grave stones. A must see in Glasgow. Great views of the city and lots of different paths to take and walk around. Lots of interesting people are in the necropolis. Worth a look at 👌🏻

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've always been fascinated by cemeteries and this one is no exception. Again the wealth of the Victorian City is there for all to see and there are some interesting vaults and memorials to be seen. Strangely, the most recent one was the 'Battle o the Brae' memorial recently added by the Wallace Society but there are many other official... More 

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