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The Necropolis

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Neighbourhood: Merchant City
As featured in One day in Glasgow and 2 other guides
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Address: 50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 287 5064
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07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The Necropolis, Glasgow's Victorian City of the Dead, is a vast and grand...

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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The necropolis overlooks the cathedral and Strathclyde University. It's a mysterious place with ancient grave markers and mausoleums. It's a beautiful piece of property with... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The necropolis overlooks the cathedral and Strathclyde University. It's a mysterious place with ancient grave markers and mausoleums. It's a beautiful piece of property with paths and roads everywhere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Early morning walk to the necropolis gave great views over the city. The graves/monuments are extremely interesting and indicate the prosperity of Glasgow's past

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really easy to get to and around, found it interesting to wander through with no purpose in mind. Enjoyed the views: brings Glasgow to life!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The necropolis is a really interesting place to visit with great views over Glasgow cathedral. Unfortunately we could not see further afield due to murky weather but on a clear day I can imagine the views are impressive. The only thing that lets the necropolis down is some of the scaffolding that has been erected to secure damaged monuments. Clearly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having lived in Glasgow all my life, I have had many walks around the Necropolis. Always when dry! It is very peaceful and has such views of our city. I always manage to fund out more about the history of those resting there. Free entry of course. Quiet and respectful please.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We set off to visit the cathedral without any knowledge of this amazing cemetery. So our first, unexpected view was of the dramatic shapes of the monuments silhouetted against the skyline of the hill. Approaching through a magnificent gateway then over a handsome bridge, this place is a testament to the wealth, aspirations and pride of the Victorians. Wide pathways... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Time is so valuable but we never notice. Good to take your friends who forget about their close ones while being too busy with their life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent an hour or so walking around here I have never visited anywhere like it really shows How the other half live (or should that be die)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely for a walk with friends. Some beautiful tombs and gravestones. Best time to go would be spring there is some gorgeous cherry blossom trees.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at the Drygate nearby then walked it off around the Necropolis, our second visit. Weather was cold but clear and made for some stunning panoramas across to the cathedral and city skyline. Well kept and not too crowded.

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