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.

The plan for the day was for us to go for a stroll and check out the Glasgow Necropolis, and once we were done there, we wanted to stop for a cup of coffee and some light refreshments. We had a few questions about where we should go, but after we had walked around for a while, we decided to stop at Tinderbox Cafe, which had a pleasant ambiance and prompt service.

Tinderbox is a contemporary coffee shop serving coffee and baked goods, with large windows and a mezzanine. He had a chicken and egg sandwich. The chicken sandwich is more tasty than the egg sandwich. We also had hot chocolate and coffee. This place is a bit pricey, in my opinion, because everything we got was £18. 


Wongs: Chinese Takeaway Foodcourt

I thought I'd recommend one more of my favourite eating places in Glasgow to you. I have eaten here more than five times, and the food is satisfactory and tasty, and you can select from a variety of combination meals depending on your preferences. Freshly prepared Chinese food with generous portions and reasonable prices!

 After church yesterday, which was Easter Sunday, we went to the St. Enoch shopping mall in Glasgow and ate at Wongs, which can be found alongside a number of other quick-service food courts within the St. Enoch shopping centre, which is situated in the centre of the city. There is a place to sit down and comfortably eat.

Foodcourt Saint, St. Enoch Shopping Centre, 55 St Enoch Sq, Glasgow G1 4BW

This is wongs menu

St Enoch shopping center  

Here is what we had

When I visit a place, I want to highlight what I appreciate about it. I appreciate Pollock Country Park's peace and cleanliness. I particularly enjoyed the coffee shop in the rear of the Pollok House, which offers delicious pastries and prompt service. If you wish to take a stroll with friends or family, this is the ideal location. The sounds of sitting on a cut tree and simply gazing at the waterfall cannot be described. If you are planning a trip to Glasgow, Scotland, I strongly advise you to visit this park. It is a large park, so be prepared to visit different facilities as Pollok Park offers more than just a place to stroll. Continue reading to learn more.

Pollok Country Park 

The park is both Glasgow's biggest park and the city's only country park. Its expansive gardens and woodlands offer a tranquil haven for both guests and wildlife.

The park has a lot of rural history because it used to be part of the Old Pollok Estate and the Maxwell family's old home. Moreover, the park is the location of the renowned Burrell Collection.

In 2016, Pollok Country Park was successful in earning a Green Flag Award. Since 2012, this has been maintained each year. The gold standard for high-quality parks and green spaces in the country is the Green Flag Award.

Car Access, Parking and Electric Vehicle Charging.

The park is open at all times; however, particular facilities inside the park have different hours of operation.

Pollok Country Park is located on the south side of Glasgow.

Address: 2060 Pollokshaws Rd, Bellahouston, Glasgow G43 1AT

Things to do at the pollok country park



  • Discover one of the Trust's most impressive properties, then take a stroll in the beautiful Pollok Country Park that surrounds it.
  • Be astounded at the enormous living quarters for the staff.
  • Explore a great collection of art from Spain, with works by Raeburn, Guthrie, and other well-known artists.
  • In the Edwardian Kitchen cafĂ©, you may enjoy some mouthwatering home baking as well as other delectable treats.

Pollok House was the start of it all in 1931. The National Trust for Scotland was formed during conversations in Pollok's cedar-panelled smoking room. The mansion is now, without a doubt, one of the most magnificent in our care.

This exquisite stately property is located on the outskirts of Glasgow, amid the lovely Pollok Country Park. The Maxwell family lived on the site for six centuries, but the major part of the current mansion was erected in the mid-18th century—an example of Georgian magnificence worthy of a Jane Austen novel.

The home was expanded in the early twentieth century, but the 18th-century features were kept in tact.

Pollok's crowning achievement is its art collection. Portraits of Spain's Habsburg kings hang alongside dramatic religious images in Sir William Stirling Maxwell's collection of Spanish art. The size of the tiled walkway downstairs reveals the magnitude of the labour required to manage this wonderful mansion. Info source.

Note: Always check the opening time before going or call 0141 616 6410.

2. Sit and relax by the beautiful waterfall surrounded by tall trees at the Pollok Country Park.

3. Enjoy a cup of coffee at the park cafe

4. Feed the highland cows

5. Picnic

6. Go for a walk and enjoy the green, natural vegetation.

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