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The Necropolis

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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...more
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50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland
Merchant City
+44 141 287 5064
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All reviews glasgow cathedral john knox buried here wee willie winkie grave stones victorian cemetery bridge of sighs interesting walk great view of the city royal infirmary worth the climb peaceful place sunny day interesting place walk around lots of history worth a visit
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an odd place, the old burial ground for the merchant class. On my visit it was suitably windswept, the latest squall having just passed. The place is moody in a superbly gothic way and it's easy to lurch from Victorian burial to another....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lived in Glasgow all my life and always wanted to visit, finally made it this May, lovely walk with great views, helped of coarse by the beautiful sunny day, it is extremely hilly ( as it’s on a hill) and very steep in parts so...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have often seen this place on "Taggart" A very steep walk so you need to be fairly fit. Was surprised to see grave of the writer of "Wee Willie Winky"

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love Victorian history and the industrial revolution so a visit to the Necropolis while in Glasgow was a must. I personally could have spent two or three days there. Inspiring and evocative, the stones, tombs and mausoleums are architecturally truly incredible. Helped make my...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Having lived in Glasgow for many years I recently visited this historic graveyard where the rich and famous were buried many years ago. The gravestones and tombs vary considerably in size and I would highly recommend a visit.

Thank SaltireDoug
Reviewed 5 days ago

I live within 8 miles of the necropolis but this was my first visit. Located right next to Glasgow Cathedral the paths are good and afford excellent views of the city. I visited here as part of a tour, very poignant as it was Remembrence...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went around the Necropolis with Andrea my tour guide. Great stories involving rich merchants to gypsy fortune tellers. Great views from the top. Recommend.

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was incredible! The view is breathtaking. Be aware that some of the trails are somewhat steep (if you get off the main path) and it's a little bit of a hike to get to the top, but it's worth it. The whole area is...More

Thank corriep50
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to Glasgow and had to repeat the experience. Great views from the city. Sad the deers are no longer there :(

Thank JoGarcia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed walking through here looking at the victorian type monuments, and a couple of famous names. Plan about 45 minutes

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Jacquie W
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Response from crizm2017 | Reviewed this property |
No I’m sorry not is this cemetery, however there is parking close by.
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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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!