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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ, Scotland
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+44 141 287 5064
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Shame it was raining when we visited here. It would have been nice to spend more time exporing. Will be back to look properly another time. The views from the cathedral and the museum of art and religion were amazing

Thank Sue_Morrison
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Recommend this tour for a an education in old Glasgow History - find it in the Glasgow tour web site for guided tours run by volenteers. A must do when visiting Glasgow it's awesome highly recommend it people

Thank douglasc98
Reviewed 3 days ago

Next to the cathedral with stunning views over the city. Read the grave stones to reveal local history and enjoy the views and the atmosphere!

Thank 629anne
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was fascinating seeing the graves of famous Glasgow families. John Knox towering over everything. I loved finding the aothor of 'Wee Willie Winkie!'

Thank Margaret T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an insight into Glasgow's rich history. I almost never came to Glasgow on my trip to Scotland, but I'm so glad that I did, and more specifically that I visited this place!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

The necropolis gives you a perfect view of the city, if you are into photography is a must to visit specially close to the late evening.

Thank Adriansete
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Necropolis is a wonderful place to spend a sunny afternoon, particularly after a visit to the cathedral. Walk up to the heights to see the views over the city and take the time to examine the many splendid and interesting monuments of the people...More

Thank HistorybuffCA
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's quite a steep path up from the cathedral to the top but worth the effort to see the panoramic views across the city.

Thank Jalex179
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Necropolis was one of my favorite parts of Glasgow! This Victorian-era graveyard on a hill was very cool to take pictures of, and had an excellent view of the city! It's a neat place to walk around and explore for an hour, especially if...More

Thank JackAttacksTheRoad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be sure to visit this after the cathedral (as the cathedral gets busy in the afternoon ) I'd suggest going in good weather or at least shoes that can get wet and muddy. Great views from on top this hill. And the tombs/ gravestones are...More

Thank Marie O
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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.