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Address: St Ives, England
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Leach the ceramist is buried here, his grave is very recognizable. It is a beautiful graveyard, with lovely views across the beach and bay. it sits above the old part of St Ives... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
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English first
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our car park was directly above this and it is by the new Tate so hard not to go through or past but it is in essence Boot Hill so not sure what you do in a cemetery, chant maybe

Thank Chris E
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Leach the ceramist is buried here, his grave is very recognizable. It is a beautiful graveyard, with lovely views across the beach and bay. it sits above the old part of St Ives, easily accessed from the Island too.

Thank erixGorizia
Athens, Greece
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30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We visited this beautifully sited cemetery, overlooking Porthmeor beach, several times during our stay in St Ives. After looking at Alfred Wallis's Leach-tiled grave, we wandered around, reading the names of the many mariners and local people who were buried there. At the end of our trip we began to recognise local names and to recreate their life stories. A... More 

1 Thank Gail N
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

They picked the best spot to bury their loved ones. Wander through the graves and see St Ives' history before you - sailors lost at sea, fishermen perished in storms. See Alfred Wallis' grave, with Leach decorated tiles. Celtic crosses.

Thank angielala17
Chicago, IL
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57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

For those staying in this area above St. Ives, the cemetery provides an interesting route down to town and, in the views of many residents and visitors alike, the best way to walk back up the hill. The route offers superb views of Porthmeor Beach, a popular surfing beach, St. Ives Head and a portion of the town. The cemetery... More 

Thank Ledyard
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

High on the hill overlooking Porthmeor, The Island, and the Tate couldn't be a better place to end up, either for the living or the dead, of course the beach has been there for a long time, the Tate, but a recent addition to the scenery. Start from the bottom and work your way up slowly to the top. I... More 

4 Thank Badgerbag
Truro, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I adore this cemetery. Just standing and admiring the view on a blustery day, or walking among the stones and reading the inscriptions - it's a great way to pass the time. My SO and I had a nice, quiet time walking around here during a recent trip to St Ives. A must for any fan of old gravestones, or... More 

1 Thank Rachael R
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Bernhardt leach tiles on Alfred Wallis grave in this cemetery are outstanding. The cemetery overlooks the fantastic Porthmeor beach and Tate St Ives, and in the sun is a tranquil spot in a busy tourist town.

Thank Jon H
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100 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not being much of a beach person, I decided to go for a walk around the coast when my family were relaxing on Porthmeor Beach. Before getting back to the beach I saw this cemetery which looked old and interesting. Being near the sea I thought that it would tell a few tales about the history of the people of... More 

1 Thank nicsweb
Reading, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

As I say it is just a cemetery with a couple of tales to tell which are interesting. But it is the view that is outstanding.....

1 Thank Trac11red

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