Glasgow Necropolis

Historic Sites

Castle Street, Cathedral Square, Glasgow, Glasgow, G4 0RH

    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 3,500 tombs.

    Built in the Classical Revival architectural fashion, the Necropolis was established by the Merchants' House of Glasgow in 1831. A monument to John Knox, which was erected in 1825, dominates the hill.

    Guided walking tours of this 37-acre cemetery are available.
     

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

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