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The Necropolis, Glasgow

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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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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  • After visiting Glasgow Cathedral, we headed straight to the intriguing -looking necropolis. Perched on a steep hill behind the cathedral, it was filled with beautiful old graves. I love cemeteries!The...  read more »
  • Took a friend from down south to this rather surprisingly interesting historical find. Apparently there are guided tours but even to stroll around the area you will pick up the vibe and learn about Gl...  read more »
  • Although it is a cemetery, it has a rich history, the crypts and monuments are impressive and the view of the city is very good because it is on a hill.
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  • Fantastic place to go. Spend hours wandering around and also enjoy the fantastic views over Glasgow...
  • The Necropolis is a wonderful place to relax, reflect, and explore - particularly near the end of the day. The grounds are quiet and set up on a hill overlooking the city. Many of the monuments contain fascinating descriptions and memorials, and it's easy to spend a couple of hours just wandering around.
  • The most beautiful necropolis I have ever seen. Right next to the fantastic Glasgow church. If you go all the way up you can take Nice photos with the church behind.
  • This victorian cemetery with stunning views of the glasgow skyline is an amazing albeit creepy at times place. A great place to go for an afternoon walk and see the sights of the city. The Necropolis also boasts a number of statues and tombs designed by famed Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
  • Great place, lovely views. Creepy at night.
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