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The Necropolis, Glasgow

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit The Necropolis and other Glasgow attractions using our handy Glasgow online sightseeing planner .
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  • Worth seeing old cemetery, there is mainly family graves - part 19-century. Impressive
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  • We visited the Necropolis during our trip to Glasgow, there are some very impressive grave stones here but I wanted to visit more for the view over Glasgow which didn't disappoint.  more »
  • The park is very large expect to spend a bit of time especially if you want to look at all of the tombs and gravestones. The park itself is very peaceful.  more »
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  • A very serene and calm setting. Best time to visit would be on a sunny evening! The view from the top is mesmerising. Don't miss it!
  • A fascinating walk around Glasgow's "city of the dead" with commanding views across the city. Full praise to the Friends of Glasgow Necropolis for their efforts in halting the decline of this city treasure, their renovation plans and general promotion of this wonderful historical asset. A visit is a must for anyone seeking an understanding of Glasgow's great industrial, commercial and artistic endeavours, much of it is bound up in the lives of the families who lay here. It's also a very pleasant walk!
  • Really impressive place with a great view from the top. Perfect if you plan to go for a walk while its sunny.
  • Truly the city of the dead. Very peaceful, and good place to think about life.
  • A serene, somber and eerily beautiful place to visit - highly recommend starting here and moving over slowly to the Cathedral and then the Provland's Lordship - the view from the top of the hill is spectacular on a nice day. Bring walking shoes!

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