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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

This was a really enjoyable experience. Usually city centre cemeteries are full of drug paraphernalia and litter but this one felt safe and secure, with great views across the city and so much history to be seen. Will be returning with the SLR next time....More

Thank srotideuk
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Necropolis is a great place to spend an hour or so strolling round and soaking up the history. Some outstanding monuments to the well to do from the past. A must see for anyone interested in photography.

Thank BlaneyMundy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On of the best places on our visit to Glasgow. Great for phographs and it gives you an amazing view all over town.

Thank Anette K
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're checking out Glasgow Cathedral, you ought to afford yourself time to check out St Mungo's Museum and the Necropolis. The Necropolis is worth spending time walking around and enjoying the views from the top of the hill.

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed my visit, took recommendations to go early as the sun was coming up in the winter and really enjoyed the views and the incredible gravestones.

Thank akkeri
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting and informative place to visit. Free access. The life of old Glasgow is there in death. All the past worthies of the City are laid to rest here. As are more recent deceased, like fire fighters from whisky distillery blaze of...More

Thank KrysIrvine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area is unsafe as junkies frequently are mugging people avoid it after dark in daylight go with large groups it's got amazing headstones and it needs policed by Glasgow Council and wardens who are not to be found. Go in the cathedral its very...More

2  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Few famous people buried here and amazing view over Glasgow. From what I seen it was popular as people were dying to get in it.

Thank James H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm bored heard it seen it tried to fill it. Take a trip here .Free and an adventure for little ones and a free history trip for older ones. A great way to spend half a day.

Thank danny b
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a visit to the cathedral and just before the light got the better of us, we made a quick visit to the Necropolis and the John Knox monument. This is a great place to wander round and see the wealth of years gone by....More

Thank RandSHowell
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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.