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Address: Allensbank Road, Cardiff, Wales

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You would not believe the size

A historical brief insight to Cardiff's past. Vast area, a little bit creepy, but if that is your thing than take a walk.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 28, 2016
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Matamata, New Zealand
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Matamata, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

A historical brief insight to Cardiff's past. Vast area, a little bit creepy, but if that is your thing than take a walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

A peaceful and beautiful area in a busy part of Cardiff, with a maze of paths leading you through a century of gravestones and trees. If you wander around the older parts you can find a memorial to French sailors, a memorial of the Irish potato famine, and a huge monument to a Welsh Catholic priest, plus plenty of weeping... More 

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Thank Liz H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

150 years of Cardiff's story lie here, in an expanse of land that is surprisingly tranquil and to a lad brought up in Cathays that was rare. Tours are organised explaining the history and the famous 'residents' and these evening walks are well spoken about. As well as the civil interments it also has Commonwealth War Graves. A walk around... More 

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Thank Ernie H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

Living on Allensbank Road I'm lucky to get to walk through the cemetery often. It is very peaceful and on the whole well maintained. I went on one of the organised tours with live actors towards the end of last year, very interesting to gain a new perspective on some of the history of Cardiff - check the gates for... More 

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Thank Jeff C
Wales UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2015

A very peaceful place to visit. Bizarrely so much more than a cemetery.Feels warm and peaceful. Lovely place to stroll and your forget you are in the City. Excellent value history style tours available. A huge thumbs up to the council who are coordinating the renovation of buildings on the site.Lovely to see the site being revitalised for the good... More 

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Thank angela s
France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

I used to live near here and was always surprised by the peacefulness so near to main roads. There were some really interesting leaflets giving thematic trails - for example famous people and masonic insignia.

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Thank janaffieux
Tralee, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015

Rather peculiar to have a cemetery listed, but yes I have visited this cemetery several times. Not sure what I can say, some of the headstones date back over a hundred years. There is a chapel building - quite historic.

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Thank Trish C
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

I'm unable to expand my views on this beautifully kept cemetery, as I only go there once a year to place flowers on my grandmothers grave, only to say it's peaceful, well kept, and a fitting resting place, for my wonderful "Nana"

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hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2015

Attended a 'bringing the Past to Life' tour organised by University of South Wales and Bereavement Services. It was only £5, lasted nearly 2 hours and was excellent. Full of information and moving around the beautiful grounds. Who'd have thought it could be so interesting. A great experience for locals and visitors alike, have been driving along side the cemetery... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

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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