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Review of The Necropolis

The Necropolis
Ranked #24 of 340 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a well kept cemetery that has famous and ordinary Glaswegians. There are some outstanding monuments and a mausoleum.

Thank Eileen H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Revisited recently. Walk by the Cathedral and cross the bridge. I usually go left and walk up to the top. At the top you will see many lovely Celtic cross memorials. Great view over to the Cathkin Braes. Continue in a clockwise direction and you will come to the Monteith Mausoleum. As you continue you will come to the McGavin, MacFarlane monuments and the John Knox obelisk. Great views over to the Cathedral and Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Very peaceful. I usually allow about an hour to visit. The last time I did it I combined it with a visit to Glasgow Cathedral and Provand's Lordship. All 3 can be done in 2-3 hours.

Thank tamkearney52
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always love wandering in graveyards when visiting new places. I am fascinated by the age and the way different cultures adorn their graves. When I read about the Necropolis I knew it was a must-visit for me and it did not disappoint. I wish I could have gone closer to sunset, but since that is around 10:30pm in June, late morning had to do. Its a good walk and in some cases steep if you have trouble walking, but the view from the top is incredible. You can take in the view of the cathedral, the great Glasgow area, and of course the many more headstones that are all around the pathways around the Necropolis. The graves here are old, but not medieval. Most were 1800-1900's. Highly recommend stopping by to take a nice stroll and get a different view of Glasgow.

Thank srdamico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Next to Glasgow Cathedral is the fine example of a Victorian graveyard. Spend a few minutes walking up to the top to see the range of headstones, effigies and other memorials of those who are buried here. The high spot, quite literally, is the monument to John Knox at the top of the cemetery.
It is also worth mentioning the fine views across Glasgow from this vantage point

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some travelers may find the elevation a bit difficult, but nothing to prevent anyone from going. The view is gorgeous and the tombs present a very nice look into the past. Much history is written on some of the tombs, and it can be accessed by anyone. However, a tour would have given us more context.

Thank Keven A
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