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Address: North End, Windsor Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Description: The final and noteworthy resting place for many of the victims of the...
The final and noteworthy resting place for many of the victims of the Titanic.
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Such interesting stories, lots to explore. Cool setup. Not great for people that have mobility issues.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Such interesting stories, lots to explore. Cool setup. Not great for people that have mobility issues.

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Denville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is a beautiful resting place of the small number of recovered bodies from the disaster of the Titanic. It was humbling to hear how so many more were unable to be laid to rest in this location. It is an easy public bus ride to come here if that is your chosen mode of transportation.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Amazing to walk amongst the final resting places of 121 victims of the Titanic. Even more special with one of the great guides from Ambassatours. A very solemn touching place that needs to be on everyone's Halifax itinerary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

With all the info available about the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912, I never knew until today that three ships from the Canadian fleet helped retrieve survivors from the icy waters of the North Atlantic, as well as the remains of those who didn't survive. Nor did I know that so many of the ill-fated were buried... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Be prepared to be humbled, be prepared to learn, please respect the area - this is a graveyard but what a wealth of information lies there and new evidence is turning up regularly by researchers and gradually all the unnamed are being named and that is a good thing. So many stories abound here, including the grave of the real... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

How exciting can a cemetery be? Other than going to view the Titanic section we didn't walk around the rest of the cemetery. We weren't part of a group tour which may have made a significant difference on our experience but it was still compelling to stand on a piece of land that is tied to one of the world's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

121 people from the Titanic are buried here as Halifax is the port from which boats headed out to recover victims of the sinking. Some are just identified with a number and some have names. Also a few graves of victims of the Halifax explosion of 1917. You need a guide or some background reading to get the full story.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A beautiful cemetery where the victims of the Titanic are buried, there are hundreds of others who were laid to rest at this location. While many tourists are mesmerized by tombstones identifying victims of the April 1914 iceberg disaster; I'm just not sure that a cemetery should be a tourist attraction. Disclaimer - I did visit the cemetery. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Fairview cemetery is a must. Over a hundred years have passed since the sinking of the Titanic but seeing the actual graves themselves and reading the inscriptions can be very moving, and puts pictures in your mind of the event. Cemetery is well groomed.

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stopped off to see the Titanic graves. The place is immaculate. It was very interesting and moving to see the different quality of headstones which were obviously linked to your class of travel on the ship. It doesn't talk long so you should visit to pay your respects. I welled up at the Elliot tombstone

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