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The Necropolis, Glasgow
(4.5/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web)
A Victorian cemetery resting on hallowed ground just east of Glasgow Cathedral, The Necropolis is a monument to the individuals who built Glasgow. Although over 50,000 people are buried in the cemetery, only 3,500 monuments stand. Some of these are large, detailed memorials that pay homage to the importance of the person interred, while other small gravestones mark the humble resting places of those less fortunate. You'll find three modern memorials: one in remembrance of those who fought in the Korean War, one to those who were awarded the Victorian Cross, and another for stillborn children. All of these tell a story of the city. Visit the cemetery for a stroll through the names that collectively created today's Glasgow. Plan your visit to The Necropolis and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Glasgow vacation planner.
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  • A fascinating cemetery, with interesting views of the city. The combination of the grey of the sky, green, those tombs at foot of soil and those spectacular vaults, is worth seeing
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  • Great place to go on Halloween for a spooky walk always bump.into so many different people. Other than that it is basically just a cemetery on a hill . 
  • It was a joy to see the necropolis in all its beauty and glory with such big grave stones and memorial benches. 
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  • Stunning Victorian cemetery with hundreds of interesting gravestones ranging from subtle headstones to huge mausoleum structures. Great views over Glasgow from the top, particularly the Cathedral and Royal Infirmary. Could easily spend a couple of hours here and worth adding a visit to the Cathedral if you have more time.
  • A beautiful victorian graveyard full of surprises. I've been here three times, and have always found something that I hadn't noticed before. The only let down is the people who have littered some of the graves.
  • Absolutely beautiful view of the city and cathedral from the top of the hill. The headstones and statues throughout are very interesting and ornate.
  • Nice place to go with friends. Just next to Cathedral.
  • Amazing place to walk around, fantastic views of the city.