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“Great views and history”
Review of The Necropolis

The Necropolis
Ranked #26 of 339 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Necropolis, Glasgow's Victorian City of the Dead, is a vast and grand cemetery modeled on Père-Lachaise in Paris. Described as one of the most significant cemeteries in Europe, it is a major visitor attraction and patrolled by Park Rangers. Heritage Trail maps are available to guide the visitor to the memorials and tombs of some of Glasgow's most eminent citizens.
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Lots of history and some beautiful tombs. Excellent views of the city, and a very nice relaxing walk to the top; not strenuous. Great for poking around for an hour or two.

Thank LizPatJDLS
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Great place to walk around, see old tombstones, and great views of the city. It is right near the Cathedral and great to combine a visit to both places

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Reviewed 15 August 2014

We hadnt planned on visiting the Necropolis, but saw it on our Cathedral visit. Made our way past many interesting crypts, and just enjoyed wandering through and reading the tombstones.
You also get a great view of the city, and you get a different perspective of the Cathedral (and obviuosly good photos). I wouldnt go out of my way to visit, but quite enjoyed our time there all the same.

Thank jimbobler
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Very similar to Pere Lachaise in Paris (of course it was modelled on it), vast cemetery, very impressive to visit. Well worth a look around, although not sure about taking photos- like some were doing!

Thank DaniFay
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Amazing to read some of the dates on the headstones and you also get an amazing view of the cathedral and city from the top.

1  Thank Andyjstew
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