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Undercliffe Cemetery

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Should be left to nature. And please stop taking photos.

It annoys me so much to hear anyone complain that there are some over grown areas. I can assure... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
descendent
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Ghost are waiting for you

But if it is a clear day when you visit it you can enjoy a nice view of Bradford and all the... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Lola T
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Undercliffe Cemetery is a Grade 11* English Heritage listed site. Containing a wealth of Victorian history, art and sculpture, the 26 acre site displays the story of Bradford in stone. It is nationally recognised as a Park and Garden of Special...more
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The Lodge Undercliffe Cemetery Undercliffe Lane | West Yorkshire, Bradford BD3 0DW, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It annoys me so much to hear anyone complain that there are some over grown areas. I can assure you, some dissidents like it that way, we want it to be shrouded with trees and greenery. Nature has reclaimed some areas, and that is the...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

But if it is a clear day when you visit it you can enjoy a nice view of Bradford and all the interesting graves of the rich people that were living in Bradford since a couple of centuries ago.

Thank Lola T
Andy Manning M, General Manager at Undercliffe Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Not seen any....yet! It is a great site though. Glad you liked it . Keep your eyes peeled......

Reviewed 23 April 2018

The Cemetery contains some 23,000 graves with an interesting array of fine examples of Victorian Funerary Art set in 26-acre Parkland. Visitors can admire a multitude of different head stones and monuments, most of which date back to the 19th. Century. Visitors can enjoy Views...More

Thank Manfred B
Andy Manning M, Manager at Undercliffe Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thanks Manfred, glad you appreciated the views aswell as the stones and monuments

Reviewed 11 April 2018

Coming from Guiseley and wondering what to do with a drizzly day, we remembered having seen Undercliffe Cemetery from the road, but never having actually visited it. Using the number on the website, we called and spoke to Andy who immediately offered us a guided...More

3  Thank David G
Andy Manning M, Manager at Undercliffe Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thanks so much for your kind words. It is a great site and needs the support of visitors and volunteers to help maintain the ground and structures. Welcome anytime

Reviewed 25 February 2018

In its time, this once majestic cemetery with its promenade, terraces and viewing platform, was seen as a place of importance for the population of Bradford, not only as burial site but also as an amenity for relaxation and reflection. Over the years, some of...More

5  Thank Sue00do
Andy Manning M, General Manager at Undercliffe Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thanks Sue00do It is a fascinating place and a very worthy cause. The volunteers do a fantastic job and we're glad you appreciate their efforts

Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Travelled to Undercliffe Cemetery in Bradford. Goodness me what a spectacular example of Victorian exuberance. The tombstones are enormous, they must represent a small fortune. The first burial took place in 1854 and approximately 105,000 burials were shoehorned in up to 1928, it is still...More

1  Thank TravelswithLuka
Andy Manning M, Manager at Undercliffe Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Glad you enjoyed it, Luka, loved your description 'Victorian exuberance'

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

This is a gem of social history amongst the tombs are stories of a bygone age all depicting the lives of former notable Bradfordians. I loved the architecture and the views from the promenade. Not the usual visit anyone would make but definitely a must...More

2  Thank Wingcomillar
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Victorian through and through, extremely interesting as the monuments and headstones and family vaults are incredibly unique and varied. This is an example of how the very wealthy Victorian industrialists buried their family members. You really do have to see it to believe it. From...More

3  Thank Rebecca M
Undercliffe C, Manager at Undercliffe Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for you observations of Undercliffe, it is an impressive park. The upkeep of the cemetery is undertaken by volunteers and funded by donations (supplemented by a small stipend from BMDC). We are always keen to recruit more help!

Reviewed 25 May 2017

I go there quite often as our family has a plot in the cemetary If you like to see old types of graves this is a place to look around also there is signs advising you ablut the cemetary Dont think i would go if...More

1  Thank 472Gloria_D
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is a place to let you see how the wealthy industrialists honoured the passing of their loved ones. The tombs and memorials are incredibly varied and impressive. Unique!

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