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Highgate Cemetery

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Address: Swain's Lane | Highgate, London N6 6PJ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8340 1834
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Located near Hampstead Heath in North London, this is the historic...
Located near Hampstead Heath in North London, this is the historic cemetery where Karl Marx is buried.
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Highgate is the crown jewel of the Magnificent Seven in my opinion. It is wonderfully interesting both historically and as a place to explore. The tour of the West cemetery is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Highgate is the crown jewel of the Magnificent Seven in my opinion. It is wonderfully interesting both historically and as a place to explore. The tour of the West cemetery is excellent and gives one a lot of history of the site as a whole plus it is the only way to view some of the more unusual aspects of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I took a tour of the west cemetery which was very informative, the guide was open to questions and made sure we could all hear him, after the tour I wandered around the east side, the sun was out, it was very peaceful. To view the west cemetery you have to take a guided tour which you have to book... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

At first was shocked that had to pay to get in but at only £4 it was well worth paying to ensure it remains in place. Spent 2 or 3 hours walking around on a beatiful day. If you get a chance do go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A beautiful place to wander round and spend a relaxed day in London. Although not the best place to go in rainy weather! Good information pamphlet must be picked up on way in. Suitably priced too.

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Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, U.K.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Historical and yet peaceful and entertaining. What a breath of fresh air something totally different yet not morbid at all. The only thing I advise is to get a bus or a taxi up the hill to Highgate, as the hill is very steep and goes on for ever!. a walk through the park on the top of the hill... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Amazing place full of tombstones, statues and a big Marx head. One of my favourite places in London to visit for a walk about in nature. Hampstead Heath is next door if you get sick of the graves. Take the little trails in between the main pathways. Much more fun!

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The West Cemetery ~ We were initially dismayed by the price per adult for a tour of the West Cemetery. £12 for adults, £6 for children seems quite high. Entry prices aside, we found the staff approachable, and some of the volunteers doing groundwork in the cemetery were really helpful indeed assisting us locating a family plot left un-visited for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Had an interesting afternoon at this fascinating victorian west cemetery. The tour guide was clear in its history and we learned many facts about the graves and it's occupants. We then wandered freely on the east side and found quite a few famous names. The cost of this trip was well spent and good to know that the fee is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We visited on a Saturday and arrived at 11.15 to ensure we got a tour as we heard they can get booked up on warm days. We got a 12 o'clock tour and spent the preceding time in the east cemetery which was lovely to wander around. Our tour of the west cemetery was very interesting and well done. the... More 

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Hoganas, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A classic Victorian cemetery. The West cemetery is only available through a guided tour which I took. Informative and nice, though a bit short (about 1 hour) and since I'm a photographer, not nearly enough time given to compose that many proper shots, but still okay and the only way to visit it. The East Cemetery is free to walk... More 

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