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Cathays Cemetery

Allensbank Road, Cardiff, Wales
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Ranked #36 of 59 Attractions in Cardiff
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural

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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have lived near the cemetery for years and have often walked through with the family. I decided to visit on my own last week in search of the graves of Jim Driscoll and the "balloon girl" who I remembered hearing about when I was in school. After consulting the website, I found the location of both graves and thoroughly... More 

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181 reviews 181 reviews
48 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I took the bike through here as I had never been in, in all the years I have lived in Cardiff. There are a network of paths none are marked and it was very overgrown. However, great old tombstones and lost of wildlife.

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Rome, Italy
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88 reviews 88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Peaceful atmosphere, the kind of place you would like to stay and rest for eternity, I experienced that sort of feeling there....

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exeter
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Although I live in Exeter, my late mother came from Penarth near Cardiff. Until a few months ago I had only been to Cathays Cemetery once for a family burial in 2011 when I happened by chance to see my great grandparents grave. With help from staff via emails I was able to trace the grave numbers of my grandmother... More 

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West Sussex
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156 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Apart from visiting the graves of two family members - one, Joseph Fish, now on the Cemetery Walk - we found the variety of styles used as memorials to the "great and the good" of Victorian and Edwardian Cardiff interesting. Such amazing names setting the imagination racing. Grass was being cut when we were there and it is great to... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Ive often walked around this lovely place when I've wanted some peace and quiet. The wildlife is great!

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Carlsbad, CA
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8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

While this is a large cemetery, the site dates from the mid 1800's. If you are looking for older sites with unique graves, this won't be it. Cathays is still in use so as you wander it's a mix of old and young generations. This is a preservation work in progress and as you wander the older areas, it's less... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

It's a cemetary. However, the church buildings are really pretty. There are some interesting gravesites that have some very cool Cardiff history stories. I wish there was more of a trail to take you around these historic graves and give you information about them.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Typical Victorian cemetary in the Gothic style atmospheric, incidentally my paternal grandparents are buried there

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