Bridge of Sighs at Glasgow Necropolis in Glasgow, Scotland - Encircle Photos

41 Bridge of Sighs at Glasgow Necropolis in Glasgow, Scotland

This stone-arched bridge was built to reach the Glasgow Necropolis. It is called the “Bridge of Sighs” because of the countless funeral processions who used it to cross the Molendinar Burn (river). The cemetery is filled with 3,500 elaborate monuments to some of Scotland’s wealthiest and famous people. An example is the statue atop the Doric column on the left. The 12 foot sculpture erected in 1825 represents John Knox. He was the major force behind Scotland’s Protestant Reformation during the 16th century.

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Castle St, Glasgow G4 0UZ, UK

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