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Highgate Cemetery

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Address: Swains Lane | Highgate, London N6 6PJ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8340 1834
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Beautiful Victorian cemetery near to Hampstead Heath. Highgate Cemetery has...

Beautiful Victorian cemetery near to Hampstead Heath. Highgate Cemetery has some of the finest funerary architecture in the country. It is a place of peaceful contemplation where trees, memorials and wildlife flourish.

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Tranquility filled with history

The tour was very informative and there is a tranquility to the place that is difficutl to describe. Apart from the graves of famous people, Douglas Adams and Karl Marx being two... read more

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour was very informative and there is a tranquility to the place that is difficutl to describe. Apart from the graves of famous people, Douglas Adams and Karl Marx being two of many, the cemetary is an integral part of Victorian London's history.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interestng hour with a guided tour of the west cemetery and then a wander round the east. Fascinating history of how highgate arose, declined and was restored. Lots of dead celeb graves to ponder.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highgate cemetary is in the north of London. It is a famous burial place. The nearest tube station is Archway on the Northern line (on the High Barnet branch of the line). If you go to Highgate tube - then the walk to the cemetary is much longer. There are two sections to the cemetary. The east section is where... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were unsure what to find, but what a surprise - the tour we went on was excellent. Our guide was knowledgeable, and entertaining, and the location seems unlikely, but is in fact enormously interesting. Highly recommend.

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Oadby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

12.20 on a late November morning we arrive in the funerary chapel doubling as a ticket hall. The next hourly tour was set to leave in 10 minutes and the £12 per ticket was handed over. Approximately 15 of us were gathered together to listen to vivacious, charming, bottle blonde German guide. A pleasant balance of fact and timing resulted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First fell in love with visiting old cemeteries in New Orleans. Highgate, especially west High Gate, is full of amazing sculptures and stonework. The tour guide was knowledgable and entertaining. Highly recommend the West tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Highgate Cemetery today with my partner and his parents on tow - our tour was made by the excellent Doreen, who was not only extremely informative but very funny and lively too - well worth the fee for Doreen's tour. Thank you so much!

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's just a brilliant place to visit, to visit the graves of lots of famous people, and to see how graves have changed over the years. The entry fee is £4 and worth every penny. You have a map when you pay which shows you where the famous are buried, and it is worth buying the book on the cemetery... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I suppose it would be o.k. to just wander around- but the back story of this spooky place as to its history and how and why it was saved by a group of dedicated volunteers needs to be heard and digested. Not easy to get to but worth the journey.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the ghouls among us this is a treasure indeed and well worth the 4 pounds entrance fee. Karl Marx was of course the inventor of communism and wrote most of his works in England (ho humm we will take anybody really). So, go see his grave and read his book Das Kapital the book that above all others formed... More 

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