Necropolis Walking Tours

Glasgow Necropolis Walking Tours Programme and Events

Our walking tours are run by our extremely, well informed, volunteer tour guides. We do not ask for a specific fee for our walking tours but do ask if you can be generous as all our donations go towards the conservation and restoration of the Necropolis. If you prefer to take a walk round in your own time but would like a little help we have an easy to follow pocket guide to 60 of the most famous monuments see our Books page. Some of the proceeds of this sale goes to the Necropolis.

All our tours are free of charge, however, as a registered Scottish charity, all donations are hugely welcome to assist in our education and restoration work within the Glasgow Necropolis. Our current restoration project is that of the Monteath Mausoleum. Find out more at our Monteath Appeal page.

Make a donation to the Monteath Appeal via Paypal.


Walking Tour Programme 2015

Due to the phenomenal success of our tours in 2014, The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis are delighted to announce our walking tour dates for 2015.   These informal and informative tours of the Glasgow Necropolis will be undertaken, weather permitting, as per the dates noted below.   The tour guides assigned to each tour are also listed below. The assignations are subject to change.

Prior booking is essential. To book a place on a tour, please visit the Booking a Tour section of this page.

September 2015 

Doors Open 2015 – see below

• Friday 25th September @ 6.00pm – Tour Guide Ruth Johnston

October 2015

• Saturday 3rd October @ 12.00 noon – Tour Guide Joyce McNae

• Sunday 25th October @ 2.00pm – Tour Guide Annette Mullen

• Friday 30th October @ 4.00pm – Tour Guide Ruth Johnston

November 2015

• Sunday 8th November @ 1.00pm  (Remembrance Sunday tour) – Tour Guides Annette Mullen & Scott Kerr

• Sunday 22nd November @ 12.00 noon – Tour Guide Jannis Low

December 2015

• Saturday 5th December @ 1.00pm – Tour Guide Sarah Morrison

• Sunday 20th December @ 12.00 noon – Tour Guide Annette Mullen

Prior booking is essential. To book a place on a tour, please visit the Booking a Tour section of this page.

Doors Open 2015

The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis are delighted to announce that we will be undertaking our incredibly popular friendly and informative tours of the magnificent Glasgow Necropolis for Doors Open 2015.

Tours will be at the times noted below.  Bookings open Wednesday 26th August.  Advance Booking Essential via e-mail: or telephone 07971 437034.Get in quick to avoid disappointment!

Saturday 19th September

12 Noon Two Hour  Tour – Jannis Low**Fully Booked**

1.00pm One Hour Tour – Gavin McNae**Fully Booked**

2.00pm Two Hour Tour – Scott Kerr

3.00pm One Hour Tour – Annette Mullen

5.00pm Two Hour Tour – Jointly undertaken with Roger Guthrie of the Alexander Thomson Society and Ruth Johnston of the Friends of Glasgow

After the tour on Saturday at 5pm, why not join us for warming soup and sandwich buffet including tea or coffee and cake at the Cathedral House Hotel, which has a fantastic view of the Necropolis. Cost £10.00 per person payable in advance . Please state when booking the 5pm tour your preferred option – Tour or Tour and Buffet.

Sunday 20th September

12.00 Noon Two Hour Tour - Scott Kerr

1.00pm One Hour Tour – Joyce McNae **Fully Booked**

2.00pm Two Hour Tour – Annette Mullen

3.00pm One Hour Tour – Sarah Morrison**Fully Booked**

Booking a Tour

Prior booking is essential, with members of The Friends of the Glasgow Necropolis having priority booking. All other places will be allocated on a first come basis and the meeting point will be provided with every confirmed booking.

Given the ever increasing popularity and demand for our tours we expect them to be fully subscribed, so if you want to come along, and to avoid disappointment of the tours being sold out, please book early by sending an e-mail to

Planning your Visit

The Glasgow Necropolis is located nearby Glasgow’s medieval Cathedral and is on the second highest hill in Glasgow. Allow approximately 2 hours for your visit as the cemetery covers 37 acres. If you have to rest please use some of the low walls to sit on. Please do not climb on the memorials, please keep to the paths and wear suitable clothing and footwear. There are no toilet facilities on the site – nearby St Mungo’s Museum has toilet facilities but please note it closes at 5pm.

Click here to find out more about the Location of the Necropolis and how to get there.

Bespoke Walking Tours

As well as our Walking Tour Programme we also undertake bespoke tours for groups and organisations.  These tours can be tailored to suit your requirements. Please contact for details.

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