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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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  • Victorian-style necropolis next to St Mungo's Cathedral on the hill to the east of the city centre. A quick ride for a walk that allows you to reach a vantage point.
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  • great sunshing day walking around the Necropolis, amazing the graves you look at and think wow you made a mint  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.
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