Glasgow Necropolis

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  • Address: 70 Cathedral Square, Glasgow, Glasgow City G4 0UZ, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1412873961
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Cemetery, Architecture

Glasgow Necropolis - Review

The Necropolis is a beautiful and eerie place to visit in Glasgow. The place is a solemn sight but still a very beautiful one. Greats like Alexander "Greek" Thomson, Bryce, Hamilton and Mackintosh have been responsible for designing it. It is something like a garden cemetery and it is exactly their Victorian design that makes this place so well-known.

The designs have been brilliantly executed with great precision. The stunning area that forms the final resting place of many residents of Glasgow as well as quite a few famous people is a somber but interesting place to visit. Walking down the intricately decorated, imposing graves is a surreal but wonderful experience. European cemeteries are considered to be a very prestigious sight to see and this one is one of the noted ones among them. So if you wish to see the sinister beauty of the place put this one on your list.

Glasgow Necropolis is also listed in best of Glasgow in 1 day itinerary.

Glasgow Necropolis Information

  • There are no toilet facilities.
  • It is better to take a paid guided tour in order to understand the history of the place.
  • People should certainly visit this place. Go on a summer afternoon to look at the mausoleums.
  • The place is quite close to Glasgow Cathedral in case you want to combine trips. 

How To reach Glasgow Necropolis by Public Transport

  • Cathedral Square

Restaurants Near Glasgow Necropolis

  • Bothy at the Byre
  • Di Maggio's (East Kilbride)
  • Peters Seafood and Grill (East Kilbride)

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  • Glasgow Necropolis Address: 70 Cathedral Square, Glasgow, Glasgow City G4 0UZ, United Kingdom
  • Glasgow Necropolis Contact Number: +44-1412873961
  • Glasgow Necropolis Timing: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Glasgow Necropolis Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Glasgow Necropolis(preferred time): 04:00 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Glasgow Necropolis: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Glasgow Necropolis

  • 95% of people who visit Glasgow include Glasgow Necropolis in their plan

  • 33.81% of people start their Glasgow Necropolis visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Glasgow Necropolis

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

89.72% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Glasgow Necropolis

People normally club together Glasgow Cathedral and Merchant City while planning their visit to Glasgow Necropolis.

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  • We just had one free day to explore in Glasgow and going by the reviews, we chose to go to Necropolis. Thanks a lot, guys! 👏 It's the most beautiful and captivating cemetery we've ever seen! Hauntingly photogenic. The stories of the people buried there, are even more beautiful. :) Might sound weird, but we took a lot of photos because.. THE VIEW! We kept walking, slowly climbing, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and never got bored. :)

  • Unless you're Buffy the Vampire Slayer you probably won't find graveyards very interesting, but in the case of this one you would be wrong, it's full of interesting and spectacular statues , mausoleums and graves,. The site is quite large and fairly hilly so apart from anything else it's a good hike. There's splendid views of Glasgow from the upper levels especially of the Cathedral but you'll probably not notice as you'll be engrossed in the Gothic architecture and magnificence of the place

  • I know it's weird to love a graveyard, but that's who I am as a person. This was one of the best I've ever been to. Stunning views and beautifully laid out.

  • Came here with my girlfriend to kill some time "pardon the pun". Quite hilly and even though I'm not into grave yards it's peaceful and worth a stroll on a nice day. The further up the hill you go the bigger the monuments.

  • The Necropolis was my go-to when I needed to clear my head, some quiet time for thinking or just a quick morning run from my desk while I was doing my postgraduate at the University of Strathclyde. And my friend, Jane used to walk her dog here. Some of those tombstones were magnificent and most intriguing. They looked like a scene from Dracula or Michael Jackson's Thriller!! (See photos). I normally find cemeteries creepy but it felt different walking up here. It's just quiet and peaceful. I loved the morning air, cool and crisp during winter. The photos I'm posting here were taken one winter morning in January just before sunrise and the skies were most colourful - no filters!!

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