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The Old Cemetery

Cemetery Lane, Southampton, England
44 2380 833605
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Ranked #11 of 77 Attractions in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The Old Cemetery is located in Cemetery Road, off Northlands Road, Southampton SO15 7NN. Parking is available in Cemetery Road or in Hill Lane. There... more »
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

My family and I always walk around the ground of this cemetery with the dog around Christmas time. It's nice place to finish a walk after being in the Common. Very picturesque!!

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Many lives were lost on the Titanic, in war, and due to natural causes. What I find intriguing about this ancient cemetery is that it seems to have been the practice to bury family members in one site/grave. Was this to save land or for some other reason? Take a look at the dates, headstones and the written words, and... More

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Firstly a cemetery is not part of my usual hang outs but this is no ordinary cemetery. It's steeped in history especially the WW era and has strong links to the Titanic disaster. Dogs are also allowed to wander round with you.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Partly a history lesson and partly a haven for wildlife. The cemetery is zoned which are mown or strimmed seasonally so that there are always some areas where the memorials are clearly visible. These are fascinating; walking round with a smart phone researching different people or events is irresistible. Many memorials refer to those who lost their lives at sea... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A lovely place for a stroll. It's very overgrown in places which really adds to the atmosphere. Wonderful old gravestones and lush vegetation. I look forward to returning for one of their walks.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I can honestly say I've never seen anything like it.. It doesn't feel morbid at all as you walk around, everything is so well kept and respected. There are beautiful gravestones and lots of little paths to walk around. Well worth a visit..

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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Fascinating and very historic. A beautiful place for a walk as well. Its expertly maintained by the friends of the Old Cemetery and is a wildlife haven with rare species of flowers. The monuments include Titanic graves, the Rhone monument to a Royal Mail ship sunk in the West Indies and a wide range of military and other graves of... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Beautiful old cemetery with so much to see and do....the old graves are so interesting...the ones with the blue sticks by them are to do with the Titanic....worth a bit of research....but just reading the headstones is worth while, there is even a grade 2 listed statue.... well worth finding. A walk down the main avenue brings you to Southampton... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Being the main cemetery for Southampton there are some fascinating graves of famous and not so famous people. Worth a browse on a warm, sunny day when the bees are buzzing. It is so peaceful.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I cannot walk like I used to due to mobility problems however this is a place I can still go because I can literally park at one of its gates and there are still plenty of benches situated on the main pathway through. Sadly the vandals have left a path of destruction in this old cemetery but it is a... More

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