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Highgate Cemetery

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Address: Swains Lane | Highgate, London N6 6PJ, England
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+44 20 8340 1834
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Beautiful Victorian cemetery near to Hampstead Heath. Highgate Cemetery has...

Beautiful Victorian cemetery near to Hampstead Heath. Highgate Cemetery has some of the finest funerary architecture in the country. It is a place of peaceful contemplation where trees, memorials and wildlife flourish.

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Enjoyed both East and West

Highgate Cemetery is a beautiful place, steeped in Victorian history and well worth a visit. I enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a cemetery and this one does not... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Highgate Cemetery is a beautiful place, steeped in Victorian history and well worth a visit. I enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a cemetery and this one does not disappoint. I booked our tickets online for the West Cemetery tour, which also gives access to the East Cemetery. You can just visit the East (entrance fee applicable) but I strongly... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love graveyards-I can often be seen wandering round them and I had always wanted to come here and I was nto disappointed. We opted for the guided tour which was £12.00 per person and included access to the East side too (usually £4) . You can;t see the West side without a guided tour and its well worth it.... More 

Thank Heeky65
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a great tour of Highgate Cemetery, our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. The tour was £12 but well worth it as it goes to the upkeep of the cemetery. Interesting stories of the tombs and people in them. Well worth a visit

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My first time here this afternoon - we visited the Highgate Cemetery East which charges GBP 4/- per adult. Perfect weather for walking around the Cemetery - the focal point of our visit was obviously to visit the final resting place for Karl Marx. A beautifully maintained cemetery which also has the remains of several other prominent individuals. Highgate Cemetery... More 

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New Malden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really well looked after by the staff, informative guide, good value for money trip with a lots to see and a good atmosphere

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lot of our family are buried here it s a well maintained cemetery and a peaceful place to visit There are a lot of famous people buried here

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This old graveyard in north London is the burial place of many eminent people, of the Victorian era in particular. It is a fascinating place to visit, and taking a map find the graves of many people whom you may have greatly admired.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visiting a cemetery is not always a high priority tourist attraction, but for people who know London quite well and wanting to explore more unusual aspects of London "life" then taking the Highgate Cemetery tour is certainly worth it. Our guide the West Cemetery was Simon who was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and he clearly demonstrated that as he showed us... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is something a little odd about planning to spend a day wandering a cemetery but its been on my list of things to do for such a long time I decided to tick it off!! So glad that I did. What an amazing place to wander and enjoy a trip back to Victorian times and their amazing funerary architecture.... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended to visit so we did a tour (it's a private cemetery so you can only do guided tour). The West side is the original 1830's cemetery so steeped in history. The 'circle of Lebanon' was recognisable as a recent setting for SS-GB TV series and the catacombs have you stood right next to coffins laid on 'shelves' so could... More 

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