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Ive been dying to explore this cemetary my entire life, it did not dissapoint. I could spend... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
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Opened in the mid 19th century, I understand that this is the largest cemetery in the UK. It... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Kilmacolm, United Kingdom
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1 South Street | PA16 8UG Port, Greenock PA16 8UG, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Ive been dying to explore this cemetary my entire life, it did not dissapoint. I could spend enternity here among the toomstones very peaceful.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

Opened in the mid 19th century, I understand that this is the largest cemetery in the UK. It contains many interesting graves including that of Burn's Highland Mary, and a memorial to the victims of the Greenock Blitz in WW2. It is reasonably well maintained,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank johnnymac2017
Reviewed 4 August 2018

always take my mum to the cemetery to visit family graves. Also visit grave of highland mary, Rabbie burns' girlfriend who is buried there and the james watt memorial. huge grave yard.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank csosseh
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Stunning grounds heaped in local history etc lovely and peaceful for walk and to pay respect to loved ones and veterans from the wars they also do guide tours a well a haunted tour as well if not mistaken

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank R2696VBwilliamh
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Iconic Cemetery beautiful historic headstones; views across the River Clyde ;used to take my children walks through here ;reading headstones; grandparents & other family members buried here ; monumental stones always intrigued us ;just historic

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Rose L
Reviewed 24 May 2018

A lovely well maintained cemetry. Beautiful views of the area. Looking down over the cruise ship berthed in the Port of Glasgow and across to the hills beyond. All in all, a place to die for!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank EEA47
Reviewed 26 February 2018

huge park with lots of different trees (weeping beech etc.) and pathways. Mossy ancient monuments and graves. Wildlife. Famous lover of Robert Burns among graves and monument to James Watt. Try going there when the leaves turn!

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank AxxaTH
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Greenock cemetery is full of history and interesting sights. It is well maintained and was once the largest cemetery in Europe.It has well laid out paths for walking and also driving, the views across the river from the highest point are stunning. The grave of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Catherine G
Reviewed 23 January 2018

You don’t often consider a cemetery to be a place to go for a day out but this beautiful place is possibly the biggest civilian cemetery in the whole of Europe. You can get lost among the mature woodlands for hours and enjoy stunning views...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank prim0rdial
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I visited Greenock cemetery o n August 30th 1917 and was saddened to find nothing has changed since my 1915 visit still no seats or any other improvement I live in Australia and our cemeterys are beautifully looked after

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Flora F
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Agnes S
29 June 2017|
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Response from Lambretta101 | Reviewed this property |
29 March 2017|
Response from Lambretta101 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can get info and have a look for family graves
15 August 2016|
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Response from ESMcK | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for the question. The best way to get there is to walk it is only about 1 mile from where cruise ship docks. Exit cruise terminal on Patrick Street turn right, continue to Union Street, turn left, walk to Nelson... More