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“Interesting place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bolton Street Cemetery

Bolton Street Cemetery
Bolton Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 0(4) 802 4860
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Ranked #37 of 125 Attractions in Wellington
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Interesting place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The motorway now covers much of the old cemetary and I think a lot of graves were moved. There is a lot of Wellington's history here and it's a nice walk to/from the botanical gardens! - Be warned, this part of Wellington can get steep!

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Featherston, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Magical”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This is a magical walk and leads on to the Botanical Gardens, uphill downhill it's all there - why go to a gym?

Visited October 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“history pure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Very old cemetery with graves from centuries ago.
As far it a cemetery experience can be a good one, that is a good one!

Visited September 2011
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

It's hard to make walking through a cemetary an enjoyable experience, but it is on the way to the city centre on the walk back from the Botanic Gardens. There were signposts showing the significant figures buried in the cemetary and it was also possible to tell little things about history just from looking at the dates on the headstones.

Visited June 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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706 helpful votes 706 helpful votes
“Heavy atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

The atmosphere in the Bolton Street Cemetery was heavy and dark. The old gravestones are thick throughout this hilly cemetery, with old trees creating nice shady places. The cemetery is a nice spot to take a walk or contemplate the past. Take a look at the Sexton House in the corner of the cemetery.

Visited May 2012
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