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Glasgow Necropolis

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37 acre cemetery full of wonderful architecture, sculpture and fascinating stories relating to the 50,000 people remembered here.
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November 10, 2019
Looking for a bit of history in a graveyard? Then this is the place for you. See the numerous decorated gravestones just a short walk out of the city centre.
October 28, 2019
The Necropolis, Glasgow's Victorian city of the Dead, is a vast and grand cemetery modelled on Père-Lachaise in Paris. Described as one of the most significant cemeteries in Europe it is a major visitor attraction. Trail maps are available to guide the visitor to the memorials and tombs of some of…
August 16, 2019
This is a must see .. a very unique Scottish graveyard, overlooking the Cathedal and city.
August 11, 2019
Delve into Glasgow's industrial/commercial past where the most successful and important got 'their place on the hill'.
Alex E
Alex E
July 30, 2019
The Necropolis is a Victorian garden cemetery full of wonderful architecture, sculpture and fascinating stories. Adjacent to Glasgow Cathedral, the Necropolis was modeled on Père-Lachaise in Paris. It is estimated that something in the order of 50,000 burials have taken place here, with around…

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Glasgow, Scotland G4 0UZ
Phone+44 141 287 3961
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