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Address: Allensbank Road, Cardiff, Wales
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Interesting and relaxing

Living on Allensbank Road I'm lucky to get to walk through the cemetery often. It is very peaceful and on the whole well maintained. I went on one of the organised tours with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jeff C
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Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Living on Allensbank Road I'm lucky to get to walk through the cemetery often. It is very peaceful and on the whole well maintained. I went on one of the organised tours with live actors towards the end of last year, very interesting to gain a new perspective on some of the history of Cardiff - check the gates for... More 

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Wales UK
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

A very peaceful place to visit. Bizarrely so much more than a cemetery.Feels warm and peaceful. Lovely place to stroll and your forget you are in the City. Excellent value history style tours available. A huge thumbs up to the council who are coordinating the renovation of buildings on the site.Lovely to see the site being revitalised for the good... More 

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France
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I used to live near here and was always surprised by the peacefulness so near to main roads. There were some really interesting leaflets giving thematic trails - for example famous people and masonic insignia.

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Thank janaffieux
Tralee, Ireland
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Rather peculiar to have a cemetery listed, but yes I have visited this cemetery several times. Not sure what I can say, some of the headstones date back over a hundred years. There is a chapel building - quite historic.

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Thank Trish C
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I'm unable to expand my views on this beautifully kept cemetery, as I only go there once a year to place flowers on my grandmothers grave, only to say it's peaceful, well kept, and a fitting resting place, for my wonderful "Nana"

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hampshire
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Attended a 'bringing the Past to Life' tour organised by University of South Wales and Bereavement Services. It was only £5, lasted nearly 2 hours and was excellent. Full of information and moving around the beautiful grounds. Who'd have thought it could be so interesting. A great experience for locals and visitors alike, have been driving along side the cemetery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful cemetery and is actually really well looked after. Although a few of the really old headstones have crumbled and fallen over. It is deceptively big inside, it feels like you could easily get lost and there are lots of parts where you can't even see outside of the greenery and forget you're even in a city... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

A very peaceful place to pass through. I enjoy walks through here when I want to reflect on life. Reading the tombstones and discovering lives previous to mine and stories of the passing, its always very interesting. It takes your mind of things. Its beautiful with a very lovely pathway to walk on throughout. Lots of trees and grass and... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It's not a must-see on a visit to Cardiff but it's certainly very peaceful and very pretty. I would recommend spending an hour here to recharge your batteries - perhaps passing through on your way to Roath Park. There aren't many notable interments but the cemetery has a Commonwealth War Graves (CWGC) section, marked by a Cross of Sacrifice made... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

My grandmother lives across the road from Cathays cemetery we went for a walk through just to get out, there have been lots of renovations in the cemetery recently and seems everything else has been put on the sidelines, some paths are overgrown on our visit there seemed to be quite a bit of rubbish, regardless a lovely tranquil place... More 

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