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General Cemetery

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Wow! What a hidden treasure.

This place is incredible! Very quiet and serine and a real feast for the eyes. I felt like I had... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2018
Tonya C
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Houston, Texas
Facinating

A fascinating cemetary. A touching and spiritual place, tastefully set out. A very connecting... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
gelvisblue
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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1 Aug 2018
“Wow! What a hidden treasure.”
9 Jun 2018
“Facinating”
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The General Cemetery opened in 1836 'at some distance in the countryside' in a 'remote and undisturbed' location. It became established as the principal burial ground in Victorian Sheffield containing the graves of 87,000 people. The site today is a...more
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The Gate House Cemetery Avenue | Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT, England
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+44 114 268 3486
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

This place is incredible! Very quiet and serine and a real feast for the eyes. I felt like I had found a little oasis hidden in the middle of the city. It is a great place for a picnic or a walk. I would love...More

Thank Tonya C
Reviewed June 9, 2018

A fascinating cemetary. A touching and spiritual place, tastefully set out. A very connecting experience.

Thank gelvisblue
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Visited this cemetery a few times over the years and i think its absolutely fascinating and beautiful especially around April when there are literally hundreds of daffodils blooming. A lot of work has been carried out by volunteers and the grounds are very well maintained....More

2  Thank MotownJunkUk
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

I walk through the cemetery on most days and it always brightens up my day. The grounds are so well kept and the graves are tended so you can read the inscriptions and learn about the characters buried there. In April the cemetery is teeming...More

Thank Darahgna
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We turned up for a guided tour, only expecting a handful of people due to the weather, but 65 turned up! The place is very interesting to locals, it is where many founders of local industry are buried, there are many of them! The graveyard...More

1  Thank 125Yorkshirebred
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Very atmospheric overgrown cemetery dedicated to the rich people of Sheffield of the 19th century. Certainly worth a look.

Thank cb19632015
Reviewed October 11, 2016

Cemetery established in 1836 and being restored by volunteers now. As with all old cemeteries it is rustic and overgrown but charming. There are led walks monthly to give the history and stories about the cemetery and also more topical events eg Halloween tours, nature...More

Thank 60sud1
Reviewed October 9, 2016

What an amazing piece of Victorian history + conservation area. I can see it may not be the place many people would consider visiting for an afternoon out but I loved the atmosphere. (Probably wouldn't visit after dark though!!) I will go back and explore...More

Thank TessL62
Reviewed September 26, 2016

A vast place with some very interesting gaves here . there are many people of interest here from sheffield history . They also have guided tours here on occartions . Wheel chair can get around but need to be fit to push some one around

Thank happyraytina
Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is the first time I have visited a cemetery for a walk, yet I was astounded by the beauty of the place. The restoration project on the Grade II listed buildings has been initiated and by the looks of it, has begun successfully. It...More

Thank Thomas J
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