Glasgow Necropolis: A Victorian Cemetery in Glasgow, Scotland

Victorian Necropolis Glasgow

The Glasgow Necropolis is a 15-hectare (37-acre) Victorian cemetery located on a low but very prominent hill to the east of the Cathedral of Saint Mungo in Glasgow, Scotland.




Five interesting facts about the Necropolis:

  • It was established in 1832.
  • It was modeled on the world-famous Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris and built in the Classical Revival architectural style.
  • The first burial was that of a Jew, Joseph Levi, a jeweller who died of cholera in 1832.
  • 50,000 burials have taken place here.
  • Approximately 3500 monuments exist here.


Glasgow Necropolis
Entrance to the Necropolis, Glasgow

Glasgow Necropolis
Monuments of the Necropolis, Glasgow

Glasgow Necropolis
Monuments of the Necropolis, Glasgow

Glasgow Necropolis
Monuments of the Necropolis, Glasgow

Glasgow Necropolis
Monuments of the Necropolis, Glasgow


Have you ever visited the Necropolis in Glasgow? What are your impressions of the cemetery? Feel free to post a comment below.


Victorian cemetery in Glasgow, Scotland




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Find more information about opening times for visiting the Necropolis in Glasgow on the official website: https://www.glasgownecropolis.org

3 comments

  1. I love visiting cemeteries around the world, they are such interesting places to see history. I love the different styles of tombstones, etc. It's different country by country.

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  2. Glasgow is a nice city, sometimes it is underestimated because of Edinburgh.

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  3. Wow that is a huge cemetery!! & it’s actually very beautiful!

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