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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
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+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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Unique Representation of Victorian Glasgow

Known as one of the most significant cemeteries in Europe, the a Glasgow Necropolis is a unique place to visit. At the East End of the city, you pretty much can't miss it if you... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Known as one of the most significant cemeteries in Europe, the a Glasgow Necropolis is a unique place to visit. At the East End of the city, you pretty much can't miss it if you made your way to Glasgow Cathedral (though access to the gate for pedestrian is a further walk down the street). Being a cemetery, it is... More 

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Hannover, Germany
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In this Nekropolis you will find a huge variety of gravestones and little palace like monuments. You can envisage a lot of Glasgows history as people have contributed to it. You can even see some cultural affiliations to the Near East as some Glaswegian have been traveling throughout the world.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Though it could do with a bit of a tidy up this is a great place to visit to learn about the history of Glasgow.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Used to walk through here when I was younger. Beautiful scenic place to visit. So much history in one place. Also lots of movies and programmes filmed here. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Glasgow :-)

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If you love cemeteries, you do not want to miss this place when in Glasgow! The entrace is free, and it's possible to take part in guided tours as well - however not sure, if those cost some £. The necropolis is huge, so prepare to have some time to visit. It's bit out of the city centre, but can... More 

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After s short tour of the cathedral we walked up to the necropolis which afforded some lovely views over the city. Surprisingly popular with other tourists.

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Great views over the city from the top and some really interesting old graves to look at.Worth visiting the cathedral at the same time.

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Such a spooky name for such an interesting place. We enjoyed the climb, the views, and the monuments, as well as learning some history. And it's right next to the cathedral, so two birds with one stone.

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The Necropolis is magnificent. It is located right next to Glasgow Cathedral. There are tons of amazing photo ops and there are great views of the Cathedral and Glasgow.

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High on a hill behind the Glasgow Cathedral. A tough walk on a cool windy day. I never did get to the top - no signs pointing the way.

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