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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Soak Up Art and Architecture in Glasgow


4. Insider’s Tip

Glasgow's Necropolis is home to monuments designed by famous architects.  

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.

Published on Apr 13, 2012 as a web exclusive.

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