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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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Highgate cemetery is a gem in the Highgate area of London. It is easy to get to by bus -C2, C11, 214- or by the Northern line tube to highgate. I highly recommend the guided... read more

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Niskayuna, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Highgate cemetery is a gem in the Highgate area of London. It is easy to get to by bus -C2, C11, 214- or by the Northern line tube to highgate. I highly recommend the guided tour as it is the only way to see the west side of the cemetery. The tour guide was most informative and fun. The cemetery... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting tour, with our tour guide Doreen giving us some amusing and entertaining facts. Tombs and graves of the famous and not so famous!

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Bergerac, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very interesting visit the graves at varied and very different to each other.If you like graveyards this is a special one, and definitely worth seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is amazing , so many interesting things to see and read about , the tour is also very highly recommended and is great value , I have visited twice now and enjoyed both times and still have a lot to see yet . Karl Marx and Douglas Adams were great to visit to name only two

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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