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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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  • This is an odd place, the old burial ground for the merchant class. On my visit it was suitably windswept, the latest squall having just passed. The place is moody in a superbly gothic way and it's ea...  more »
  • Lived in Glasgow all my life and always wanted to visit, finally made it this May, lovely walk with great views, helped of coarse by the beautiful sunny day, it is extremely hilly ( as it’s on a hill)...  more »
  • Have often seen this place on "Taggart" A very steep walk so you need to be fairly fit. Was surprised to see grave of the writer of "Wee Willie Winky"  more »
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  • Loved this place. Free to enter and right next to the church. The views it offers of the church are amazing. It also offers amazing views of the city and is one of the best experiences of Glasgow. The necropolis itself has amazing headstones and tombs and is amazing to walk around. A must do in Glasgow.
  • The Glasgow Necropolis is an extremely interesting cemetery providing you with wonderful views of the city. It is a beautiful while steep walk but very enjoyable. If you have traveled to see the Cathedral this completes the trip as it also provides you a brilliant view of the church.
  • Probably this is my go to place for daily walks or especially when I am in mood to go jogging on steep hilly area and necropolis nails the views while letting you exercise ..! Never seen a graveyard like this before giving spectacular views of Glasgow City from top! Layered beautiful landscape!
  • Beautiful cemetery to walk around. Great views of the city.
  • Terrific place. The silence that surrounds people when they enter there makes it almost sacred. You get an interesting view of the city from there. There’s is something poetic about it that leaves visitors come to the conclusion that it’s almost spiritual. Go there to see the people who were, and to pay respect to them.
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