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Owner description: Some of the biggest names in Scottish royalty have been buried here since Scotland's earliest days.
clydebank
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“great history”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

a good place to visit with lots of history. Lords of the Isles are buried here, and you can also visit John Smith, the ex labour leaders grave as well. A peaceful wee graveyard with a lot of atmosphere.

Visited October 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Secluded”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Hermit cell is quite hard to find, but it is a great place once you find it but maybe not the best place to stay :). Very enjoyable walk on Iona.

Visited August 2012
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Federal Way, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“St Oran's Cemetery”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

well worth the time and the wandering around to look at the early kings and others buried there. Quiet and peaceful, just a stone's throw from Iona Abbey, so it's not out of the way to visit.

Visited September 2012
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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Interesting history and worth visiting to see John Smith's grave”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

It is worth reading about the cemetery before visiting as it has an unusual history (apparently St Oran was buried alive here to consecrate the ground!). We also wanted to visit it because we knew John Smith (leader of the Labour Party when he died suddenly in his 50's) had been buried here - his gravestone is easy to find and is worth viewing.

Visited August 2012
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St. Paul
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very moving experience”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

The simplicity of this cemetery does not convey the very long continuum of this place. Being able to see some of the more ancient stones preserved in the museum makes the experience complete. It would be nice to receive a list of all those thought to be buried there with the admission ticket.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Susan F
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