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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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50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland
+44 141 287 5064
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Close to Glasgow Cathedral this cemetery gives an impressive look into the past of Glasgow. Takes about 30 minutes to wander around and enjoy the view on Glasgow.

Thank Alexander E
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow !!not just for tourists!! Fantastic views over Glasgow interesting historical gem, quite steep in parts but worth the effort!,

Thank Hotpants54
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was cold, damp, cloudy and well, a typical winter's day in Glasgow. Yet, as one who is quite interested in cemeteries, I can safely say The Necropolis was well worth the visit Full disclosure: I love cemeteries. try to visit them in almost every...More

Thank ADog56
Reviewed 5 days ago

This could be my favourite place in Glasgow - the city of the dead. I've always been fascinated by the Necropolis. It is strikingly positioned on a hill behind the cathedral and if you like the history that old burial grounds hold, this is one...More

Thank juneaitken18
Reviewed 5 days ago

We only arrived shortly before it closed, but had a chance to walk up and view the fantastic views over the city. Lots of interesting graves and just generally a lovely walk.

Thank Abeccajayne
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is seriously one of Glasgow's underrated gems if you enjoy a walk through history. It started life as a park and one or two of the original statues for the living are still there but the idea of establishing a necropolis - literally a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Toms and memorials to the geat and good of Glasgow. Right next to the Cathedral and accessible from the open-top tour bus.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Much like the Old Calton Burial Ground in Edinburgh (although a lot more spacious) this is a beautifully kept graveyard full of some extravagant gravestone, monuments and tombs which reflect the money that used to flow through Glasgow during the Empire (a lot of which,...More

Thank InEdinburgh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall I can't big this up too much, as it's a cemetery! But as far as cemeteries go, its quite a scenic one. And quite a nice walk on a crisp winters day. Lots of famous people apparently live here, but I only saw the...More

Thank jkdafty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am local and I still find it amazing to go to. There is so much history and story’s and at the top is so peaceful and you get a nice view over Glasgow centre.

Thank R3549IWsarahp
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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.