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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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+44 141 287 5064
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Friends and I were recommended to visit this place by a Glasgow local. It did not disappoint, beautiful views of the city and stunning displays of architecture throughout the grounds

Thank ShutUpKristin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a lovely walk, on a clear day you can see for miles. Worth noting though thrwre aren't any benches and its a bit of a hike so be prepared.

Thank Maggie Rose M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On a sunny day this is a delight to stroll around. There's beautiful views across the city too. Would absolutely recommend if you have the time to enjoy.

Thank Charlotte N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful views over the city for those buried here or visiting. Interesting to read the tombstones from another era.

Thank Fedz2073
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been to a couple of other graveyards, but this is by far the most intriguing. I'd suggest you go in just to get a lovely view of the city!

Thank bhavanajaiswal
Reviewed 4 days ago

I will admit it, I am a fan of historical cemeteries, but this one is exceptional--not only are the grave and crypt designs exciting and varied, but the views of the city are spectacular. If you have done any study of Glasgow's history, you will...More

Thank Maura_Patricia
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Go here! Interesting place. A bit of a steep climb, but nothing too heavy. Some parts in need of restaurations.

Thank d1dd3
Reviewed 4 days ago

I started here before heading to tour the Glasgow Cathedral. I spent a good hour walking the path higher and higher and had I not had to get rid of some morning coffee, I would have stayed another hour. There are no restrooms up there....More

Thank retiredJB
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love reading the headstones. You feel like you get a glimpse into someone's life. Very well maintained. Great view.

Thank Janet K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth a visit if only for the great views over the city. It covers a huge area and I only saw a tiny part of it but interesting to see the different memorials.

Thank purplecatlover
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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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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!
27 May 2016|
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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.