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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 3 days ago via mobile

My friends and I decided to go to The Necropolis after a night out, we managed to get to the top to catch the sunrise over Glasgow, it was amazing. The views you get are excellent. The history of The Necropolis is also fascinating. Definitely...More

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After the church visit , a graveyard from as early as 1800’s ... nicely kept grounds but the old headstones need some love , I guess after 100 years the families just don’t follow up .... anyways it does give it some charm the way...More

Thank MarPelletier
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked from the city center to the Necropolis with small kids. There are lots of hills once inside but the history is totally worth it. It’s very scenic and has great lines. I’m glad we walked over.

Thank Oliveem
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Necropolis is located behind the Glasgow Cathedral. I stumbled onto it because the Cathedral was closed. It is worth visiting if you can spare the time just to appreciate the peaceful surrounding and the beautiful view of Glasgow. It takes a bit of walking...More

Thank Winston L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A stroll through the necropolis is a fantastic yet achingly somber event. You can almost sense the tide of past lives washing over you. Well worth the visit. Visit the crypt of the nearby cathedral to round out a rewarding day.

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 days ago

You need stamina and good walking shoes when visiting the Necropolis as the paths are rough and steep. But when you get to the top the views are amazing and worth it. We loved reading the gravestone inscriptions. A must for history lovers.

Thank swissmaid21
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Necropolis is well worth a visit if you have time. The view is just amazing. It’s so peaceful and beautiful and gives another perspective on this city and its history. wish I could have stayed longer.

Thank JReed9
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took a walk to this place and after some climb, reached the top which gave me the best view of Glasgow. Loved it and realised that this is a signature place for Glasgow in the pictures..

Thank Anoop_Savio
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our two-hour guided tour brought the people and social history of Glasgow to life in an incredibly engaging manner. Without a guide, the Necropolis is still an interesting place to visit for its view of Glasgow, but the tour made all the difference. Not generally...More

Thank NMSwiss
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you want to make an impactful visit in Glasgow... this is a must see... Close walk to the DryGate Brewery (which is a good after cemetery walk place to have a drink)...

Thank QuietSyde
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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.