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 and make a donation at our Monteath Appeal page.

Walking Tour Programme 2016

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.

The Friday evening tours last approximately one hour.

The Saturday and Sunday tours last approximately two hours.

September 2016

  • See Doors Open tours below

October 2016

  • Saturday 1st October @ 12.00 noon – Tour Guide Joyce & Gavin McNae
  • Sunday 23rd October @ 2.00pm – Tour Guide Duncan Sloan

November 2016

  • Sunday 6th November @ 1.00pm – Tour Guide Annette Mullen
  • Saturday 19th November @ 12.00 noon – Tour Guide Jannis Low

December 2016

  • Saturday 3rd December @ 1.00pm – Tour Guide Scott Kerr
  • Sunday 18th December @ 12.00 noon – Tour Guide Annette Mullen & Scott Kerr

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

Doors Open 2016

The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis are once again delighted to be involved with Doors Open 2016 and will be undertaking friendly, informative tours of the magnificent Glasgow Necropolis.

Tours lasting approximately two hours in duration will be undertaken on the following dates and times:

Saturday 17th September

12.00 noon – Tour Guide Jannis Low.**Fully Booked**

1.00pm – Tour Guide Duncan Sloan.**Fully Booked**

2.00pm – Tour Guide Scott Kerr.

3.00pm – Tour Guide Annette Mullen.

In addition at 5pm on Saturday the 17th September a joint tour will be jointly undertaken with Roger Guthrie of the Alexander Thomson Society and Ruth Johnston of the Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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. Please state when booking the 5pm tour your preferred option – Tour or Tour and Buffet

Sunday 18th September

12.00 noon – Tour Guide Jannis Low.

1.00pm – Tour Guide Duncan Sloan.**Fully Booked**

2.00pm – Tour Guide Annette Mullen.

3.00pm – Tour Guide Sarah Morrison.

Booking Information

Advance Booking Essential and as our tours are always hugely popular and book out fast, we recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please book early by sending an e-mail to

Please be aware our organisation is run by volunteers and as a result there may be a short delay in us getting back you. We’ll reply as soon as we can, so please be patient with us!

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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