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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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  • has to be a must see place on a Glasgow visit - amazing tributes to those departed - good views over east end of Glasgow  more »
  • Glasgow’s Necropolis, officially opened in April 1833, is on a low but very prominent hill adjacent to and looking down on Glasgow Cathedral. There are some wonderful panoramic views over the city...  more »
  • I love that place when the weather is nice. One of the most beautiful places in Glasgow. clean and tidy. great view from the top. close to the city center.  more »
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  • Very impressive! I recommend to climb to the top of the hill: the view is just mind-blowing and it's totally worth it. It's kinda windy up here so be sure to wear an appropriate jacket.
  • Definitely recommend walking up the path which takes around 5-10mins to get to the top. The view of Glasgow is insanely amazing and the Cathedral opposite adds to the beauty. We were able to find lots of parking on the street right next to it.
  • It’s a Victorian cemetery. Doesn’t take much effort to climb to the top, yet can see a clear view of the city and the nearby Cathedral. There are different style gravestones. Thought it was big until i’d seen the back garden. Much bigger than i thought. Good to take a stop to sit down and rest.
  • Thumb stones here are very artsy here. Even for someone who’s really afraid of being near by cemetery, this was an enjoyable place to walk around. I didn’t have the fear i thought I would feel.
  • A must go- highly recommendable in the early evening- due to the warm/soft sunlight- atmosphere. So interesting to see all the graves and imagine all the life’s lived. Very impressive

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8 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 36 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 35 days in United Kingdom, Canberra & Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 3 days in Glasgow BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN September, historic sites, museums, extra slow, popular sights Preferences: September, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Extra slow 3 days in Glasgow BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 19 days in Edinburgh BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 31 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM ITALY September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in United Kingdom, France & Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
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