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Address: Allensbank Road, Cardiff, Wales

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Bigger than you might think!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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Reggio Calabria, Italy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
41 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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7 reviews 7 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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51 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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534 reviews 534 reviews
180 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 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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42 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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