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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland
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"glasgow cathedral"
in 202 reviews
"john knox"
in 72 reviews
"buried here"
in 64 reviews
"grave stones"
in 35 reviews
"wee willie winkie"
in 34 reviews
"victorian cemetery"
in 33 reviews
"bridge of sighs"
in 26 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 26 reviews
"interesting walk"
in 22 reviews
"royal infirmary"
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"peaceful place"
in 27 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 26 reviews
"sunny day"
in 73 reviews
"interesting place"
in 52 reviews
"walk around"
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"worth a visit"
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"guided tour"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Greatly enjoyed wandering this beautiful historic cemetery. We learned a great deal about the history of Glasgow reading the inscriptions on the impressive monuments.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is the place to go to lool back on history, Glasgow's gory history. From hangings in the park to caged graves incase the late came back to life! An Awsome experience, if going at night please let someone know and go as a...More

Thank Bernard W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wrap up well! A great family night out and getting fun, history and a wee bit of a scare. This was an organised event and a Halloween treat. We all really enjoyed the experience. I wouldn't recommend it for very young children but from teenagers...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Its a really interesting place to visit with some really unusual headstones. There are a lot of merchants buried here and the history & stories of the past events etched onto some of the stones. I would definately recommend a visit if you haven't been....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went here last Saturday on a gorgeous day in Glasgow. We decided to forgoe the guided tour and wandered around for about a half hour (I could have stayed much longer but my husband is not a cemetery person). Beautiful Victorian...More

Thank genibre69
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The day was hot, the shade under the trees cool. We forgot our water on a day we really needed it. Fascinating cemetery that has a nice little climb to get to the top. The Scottish author, Lin Anderson, set one of her murders here....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an amazing and fascinating place. It pulls in people of all sorts from art lovers to Goths. There are even wild deer living there. If you can, go with a guide who can fill in some of the background to the great Victorian...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-see for any lovers of history and/or graveyards. I've always loved graveyards, but this one is definitely a beautiful sight. You can also see a lot of the cityscape of Glasgow if you climb to the top--makes for some great views and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At first I was not sure who would want to visit a cemetery. Don’t hesitate. It is like no other cemetery. The view alone is worth the trip but the place itself is just fantastic. So unique.

Thank Wayne M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a nice place to walk through, we can get to the top and even take pictures of a view on Glasgow. You can walk through a bridge to get into the necropolis. Nice place to reflect and have a walk.

Thank Kim_dking
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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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