Wednesday, April 12

Guide to Exploring the Glasgow Necropolis Victorian Cemetery

Melody Jacob Blog visits Glasgow Necropolis

Exploring the Glasgow Necropolis Victorian cemetery: The City of the Dead

There is always a magical place that holds lots of memories, and the Glasgow Necropolis is one of them. The first time we wanted to visit this place, it was so cold that we had to reschedule for another day. So once again, if you are planning to visit Glasgow, Scotland, then the Necropolis should be on your top list. When we got there, we saw people taking photos, and the amazing thing about this place is that the view is magical. You get to see the city from the top, and I tell you, you will love every moment you spend here.

Take your time to savour the moment, take photos, and read the stones and graves. This place is big; it is better to start at the bottom and work your way up. We didn't get to walk around everywhere, but we enjoyed the view so much that we kept taking photos and having nice conversions.

It is also known as the city of the dead.

About the Glasgow Necropolis

Glasgow Necropolis is a Victorian cemetery in Glasgow, Scotland.To the east of Glasgow Cathedral, which is located on a small but very noticeable hill. These grounds contain the graves of 50,000 people. It is typical of the era that only a small percentage of the deceased are named on monuments, and not every grave has a stone to mark its location. The Necropolis is a Victorian garden cemetery with stunning structures, sculptures, and intriguing stories. It is estimated that around 50,000 burials have taken place here. The Necropolis was built in 1831 by the Merchants' House of Glasgow in the Classical Revival architectural style. The hill is topped by a monument to John Knox that was built in 1825.

Why you should visit the Glasgow Necropolis

You are welcome to bring along your loved ones, friends, and family members on your excursion to this location. It is preferable when it is warm, so that you can stroll around and take in the scenery as well as anything else you come across. Some of the pathways are exactly like those in movies, and there are green fields with lovely trees. It's a truly beautiful place to visit.

Address: Castle St, Glasgow G4 0UZ

Free entry: £0

How to have fun at the Necropolis

1. Grab a cup of coffee on your way.
We didn't get to buy a cup of coffee because we were just coming back from a doctor's appointment and we wanted to drink something hot while also taking a walk and looking around. This is a cemetery, and there is no cafe or restaurant in it, but it is not too far from the location where you can find food and drinks.

2. Take photos.
This place is Instagram-worthy, and just in case you don't want to take photos for social media, take photos for your memories. Every photo I took made me happy, and I looked forward to sharing it with you all.

3. Educate yourself.
Read the stones and graves, and you will get to learn about the dead and how they died. You can as well browse about some details online.

4. The green grass.
If you get tired of walking and want to sit down while still taking in the scenery, the grass is so lush and beautiful that you can do so while still taking in the scenery. We saw a few pieces of trash around, so make sure the area you want to sit in is clean.

5. Use a guide.
We didn't use a tour guide, but this service is available, and you can read all about it below.



  1. I loved the photos and what cool places!
    Visiting places like this is always amazing :)


  2. beautiful views.... great place to visit one day...
    thank you for sharing photos

  3. This looks like a fascinating spot and a lovely one. If I ever make it to Glasgow I'll be certain to visit, thanks to you. And the photos are lovely. Thanks, also, for visiting me at Marmelade Gypsy!

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  5. Loving the snaps. I haven't been to glasgow before but it's now on my list! xx


  6. Great guide, it's definitely a great place to visit!
    All the best!
    Greetings from Poland!

  7. Great post 😊 Have a nice day 😊

  8. Beautiful pictures and amazing place!

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  10. What a beautiful place!

  11. A bit terrifying, but on the other hand it has something fascinating. Excellent photos.

  12. What a fantastic place to visit!

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