Thursday, 28 May 2015

Necropolis, Glasgow, Scotland

The Necropolis, besides St Mundo (Glasgow) Cathedral is a Victorian cemetery from 1832 when Glasgow was the UK's Second City. It was built on a rather rocky hill, making it quite a hike to view all 3,500 monuments.

You approach the main entrance from the 'Bridge of Sighs' (named after hosting many funeral processions). Between the Bridge and the gates of the main entrance are three modern memorials: a memorial to still-born children; a memorial to the Korean War; and a memorial to Glaswegian recipients of the Victoria Cross.

As well as monuments to many important Scots, the cemetary also holds the graves of 18 Commonwealth service personnel.