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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 yesterday

The Necropolis is well worth a visit. The location makes for a nice walk while absorbing a bit of history and taking in a great view of the city.

Thank Frankie H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Atmospheric place with a wonderful view of Glasgow’s Cathedral. As you walk through this elevated cemetery, you get a real sense of how Glasgow evolved over the centuries. Great variation of monuments and a fantastic walk to experience the heart of Glasgow.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing place!full of history,try get one of the guides to do the tour,or go in the evening and terrify your kid's, great fun!and it's right behind tenets brewery, pub in it called the drygate,can go in have a few beers to calm...More

Thank mandypee
Reviewed 4 days ago

Apparently most of Glasgow's elite are buried in the Necropolis. It's an enjoyable wander through the well set out gardens, while musing on what you will leave behind other than a stone in the ground.

Thank bris_tilly
Reviewed 4 days ago

To get some beautiful views of Glasgow, you have to go to the top of the necropolis. This Victorian graveyard has some beautiful gravestones but also nice views of the cathedral, the Clyde and the city especially on a clear day.

Thank Dimidbru
Reviewed 4 days ago

A huge sprawling cemetery adjacent to the cathedral. Lots of big, ornate grave monuments. Beautiful views overlooking the city.

Thank marlene912015
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Necropolis is beautiful ode to the previous citizens of the city. Follow all the other recommendations and go late in the day to catch the sun setting over the city.

Thank Drewby
Reviewed 5 days ago

This cemetery/graveyard is a living trip through history. The gravestones from many decades and centuries bring those times into modern view. A peaceful place for a stroll and the views over Glasgow are amazing

Thank kathygarver14
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having discovered that ancestors are buried at the Necropolis, we had to visit. The Friends of the Necropolis helped us to locate the grave. It is such a well-kept location and you get a fascinating insight into the stories of the great and the good...More

1  Thank Delyth W
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love having a good nosey around old cemeteries and the Necropolis is full of interesting history and amazing architecture on some of the tombs. Try and book onto a tour if you can as it would really enrich your visit. On the practical side,...More

Thank linda m
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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.