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Cathays Cemetery

Allensbank Road, Cardiff, Wales
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fascinating

A large cemetery with some fantastic architecture and some wonderfful stories surrounding some of... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
filligirl
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Wales
Beautiful place

Came here on my bicycle for some headspace. The cemetery is dotted with a range of beautiful trees... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Barnaby R
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“wildlife” (3 reviews)
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Allensbank Road, Cardiff, Wales
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

A large cemetery with some fantastic architecture and some wonderfful stories surrounding some of the graves. It is worth getting a leaflet which tell the stories. It is also a haven for wild life

Thank filligirl
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Came here on my bicycle for some headspace. The cemetery is dotted with a range of beautiful trees varying with colour; coming on a sunny spring day especially emphasised this. Large cemetery that has a very natural feel to it with some areas seeming untouched...More

Thank Barnaby R
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

A historical brief insight to Cardiff's past. Vast area, a little bit creepy, but if that is your thing than take a walk.

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Reviewed 7 March 2016

A peaceful and beautiful area in a busy part of Cardiff, with a maze of paths leading you through a century of gravestones and trees. If you wander around the older parts you can find a memorial to French sailors, a memorial of the Irish...More

Thank Liz H
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

150 years of Cardiff's story lie here, in an expanse of land that is surprisingly tranquil and to a lad brought up in Cathays that was rare. Tours are organised explaining the history and the famous 'residents' and these evening walks are well spoken about....More

Thank Ernie H
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

Living on Allensbank Road I'm lucky to get to walk through the cemetery often. It is very peaceful and on the whole well maintained. I went on one of the organised tours with live actors towards the end of last year, very interesting to gain...More

Thank Jeff C
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

A very peaceful place to visit. Bizarrely so much more than a cemetery.Feels warm and peaceful. Lovely place to stroll and your forget you are in the City. Excellent value history style tours available. A huge thumbs up to the council who are coordinating the...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2015

I used to live near here and was always surprised by the peacefulness so near to main roads. There were some really interesting leaflets giving thematic trails - for example famous people and masonic insignia.

Thank janaffieux
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

Rather peculiar to have a cemetery listed, but yes I have visited this cemetery several times. Not sure what I can say, some of the headstones date back over a hundred years. There is a chapel building - quite historic.

Thank Trish C
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

I'm unable to expand my views on this beautifully kept cemetery, as I only go there once a year to place flowers on my grandmothers grave, only to say it's peaceful, well kept, and a fitting resting place, for my wonderful "Nana"

1  Thank cjm182
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