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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The Necropolis Reviews
Been here many times to see different shows always great no matter where you are seated. Acoustics are fabulous more »
Necropolis has a privileged view of Glasgow and the amazing Glasgow Cathedral. It really is one of the best, if not the best view of the city. The cemetery itself is also very interesting, with... more »
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.
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