You’ll find architectural treasures in an unexpected place at the Necropolis, a vast Victorian-era cemetery where more than 50,000 Glaswegians have been laid to rest. Spread over 37 acres on a hill overlooking the city, the site features monuments designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander “Greek” Thomson, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s idols. You can join a free walking tour (available every half-hour from 12:30 to 3 p.m. starting at the Cathedral Precinct Gates) or explore on your own, but be sure to stop into the adjacent medieval church for a look at the detailed stained-glass windows.
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