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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 yesterday

From far, on our way to the cathedral we already notice those tomb monuments up on the hill. We thought it is part of the cathedral compound, but it is actually not part of the cathedral but there is a route by the side of...More

Thank Tan_WeeKee
Reviewed 2 days ago

Walked through this cemetery on our own. Interesting monuments. Saw some different birds. Not all areas have a paved pathway, so it can be slippery and wet. Hilly terrain.

Thank pigismom
Reviewed 2 days ago

Its worth combining a visit to The Necropolis and the adjutant Cathedral. There are some nice views over the city from the top and with paths rising gradually not too strenuous.

Thank Cliff J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s an awesome place to visit and walk around. It’s free to get in and easy to find. The hills are steep but you can walk around the entire place in 15-30 minutes. I would definitely recommend going if you’re in town.

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Why stroll through a graveyard? Well if you fancy learning about Glasgow's history there are some famous citizens buried here and some not so famous. I wont tell you who, because that is part of the fun discovering who is who. An interesting way to...More

Thank teddy_scot
Reviewed 4 days ago

The weather was nice when I was in Glasgow, so I took a walk up here. There's a great view from the top and many interesting tombs, giving an insight into the history of Glasgow. If the weather is nice, I recommend it.

Thank Themroc M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A beautiful part of Glasgow with the Cathedral next to it and the hospital building. Based on one of the many beautiful cemetery’s in Paris, this does Glasgow justice and is a must when visiting. A good walk uphill, but beautiful views for miles around...More

Thank flashman232
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Situated close to the Cathedral this cemetery is full of graves of both the great and the everyday people of Glasgow. There are some truly impressive monuments and mausoleums. I would recommend sturdy shoes/boots, especially in wet weather. Please note that some of the pathways...More

Thank 23berniebobs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not many graveyards give you a wow feeling inside when you walk through but this place does. Weeping in history of some of the people resting in peace there. Worth a look to pay your respects.

Thank Eastendyid
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Necropolis has a very interesting history. It was great to spend some time strolling through and admiring the view back onto Glasgow.

Thank James M
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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.