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Barnoon Cemetery

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Address: St Ives, England

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Not your usual tourist attraction......

A lovely spot on the headland between bays. Worth a walk and wander. Close to The Tate so an easy detour along the way.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2016
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

A lovely spot on the headland between bays. Worth a walk and wander. Close to The Tate so an easy detour along the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

lovely to walk round it was tranquil Barbara Hepworth the Sculptor is buried here. wouldn't recommend for the kids

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Barnoon Cemetary, undeveloped in this busy little town, contains all of the natural textures which made me fall in love with Cornwall forty years ago. All around it are newly refurbished slate and concreted, tarmac coated, planes and surfaces smoothed into clean modernity, and naturally devoid of visible life-forms. Barnoon remains a rare piece of Cornish ecology, with its' tiny... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

I came here with my daughter & great grand daughter on a Ghost Walk last year which finished up here. We couldn't see very much as it was about 9.30pm at night & it was dark, added to which, the leader of the Ghost Walk was telling some pretty hair raising stories about goings on there over the centuries. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I think to list this as an attraction or tourist spot rather than seeing it for what it essentially is, a grave yard, shows a non intended slight disrespect for what is a resting place for deceased relatives of local people. I cam however see how people like to respectfully explore the site, so long as those using it for... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Our car park was directly above this and it is by the new Tate so hard not to go through or past but it is in essence Boot Hill so not sure what you do in a cemetery, chant maybe

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Thank Chris E
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We visited this beautifully sited cemetery, overlooking Porthmeor beach, several times during our stay in St Ives. After looking at Alfred Wallis's Leach-tiled grave, we wandered around, reading the names of the many mariners and local people who were buried there. At the end of our trip we began to recognise local names and to recreate their life stories. A... More 

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Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

They picked the best spot to bury their loved ones. Wander through the graves and see St Ives' history before you - sailors lost at sea, fishermen perished in storms. See Alfred Wallis' grave, with Leach decorated tiles. Celtic crosses.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

For those staying in this area above St. Ives, the cemetery provides an interesting route down to town and, in the views of many residents and visitors alike, the best way to walk back up the hill. The route offers superb views of Porthmeor Beach, a popular surfing beach, St. Ives Head and a portion of the town. The cemetery... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

High on the hill overlooking Porthmeor, The Island, and the Tate couldn't be a better place to end up, either for the living or the dead, of course the beach has been there for a long time, the Tate, but a recent addition to the scenery. Start from the bottom and work your way up slowly to the top. I... More 

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