The Glasgow Necropolis

The Glasgow Necropolis

The Glasgow Necropolis

Just outside the heart of Glasgow is an old Victorian cemetery. I’d say it took us about 30 minutes or so to walk there from downtown. I’m always looking for free or lost cost activities to do while on vacation because costs really add up after a while. The Glasgow Necropolis reminded me of one of those graveyards you would see in an old horror movie but obviously since we visited during the daytime we were able to fully appreciate the craftsmanship of the headstones and enjoy a nice walk.
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You can find more specific details about it here https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=6581. The Necropolis is definitely worth a visit if you happen to be in Glasgow Scotland.

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3 thoughts on “The Glasgow Necropolis

  1. I was just there last month. A beautiful spot! If I may share the epitaph for the actor John Henry Alexander, who’s buried there, because it really is representative of this terrific site:

    Fallen is the curtain – the last scene is o’er:
    The favourite actor treads life’s stage no more.
    Oft lavish plaudits from the crowd he drew,
    And laughing eyes confess’d his humour true.
    Here fond affection rears this sculpted stone
    For virtues not enacted, but his own –
    A constancy unshaken unto death.
    A truth unswerving and a christian’s faith.
    Who knew him best have cause to mourn him most:
    Oh weep the man, more than the actor lost.
    Unnumbered parts he play’d, yet to the end,
    His best were those of Husband. Father. Friend.

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