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Catch a Sunset at the The Necropolis

Glasgow City, United Kingdom


Added by Natalie F

This is an outstanding view of Glasgow.

The city of Glasgow has a lot to offer and this is a gem I am happy we had the opportunity to check out while we were here. It may seem odd to suggest a graveyard, but it’s a beautiful site.  The graves are intricate and the views are endless.  

Some history: 

  • The burial ground was intended to be interdenominational 
  • The first burial was in 1832: Joseph Levi, a jeweller
  • There have been 50,000 burials here 
  • Around 3,5000 tombs are up to 14 feet deep 
  • It is now 37 acres in size 

We went at night for sunset and walked up the hill to the Necropolis and also walked around the church next door: Glasgow Cathedral, which is the oldest building in Glasgow. Street parking was easy. 


Glasgow Necropolis, Castle St, Glasgow G4 0UZ, United Kingdom


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