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Address: Allensbank Road, Cardiff, Wales

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Heritage Trail Tour- So Interesting, A Gem!

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... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2015
Denise G
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hampshire
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hampshire
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Reviewed 24 June 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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Reviewed 4 April 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

A very peaceful place to pass through. I enjoy walks through here when I want to reflect on life. Reading the tombstones and discovering lives previous to mine and stories of the passing, its always very interesting. It takes your mind of things. Its beautiful with a very lovely pathway to walk on throughout. Lots of trees and grass and... More 

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Thiene, Italy
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Reviewed 3 January 2015

It's not a must-see on a visit to Cardiff but it's certainly very peaceful and very pretty. I would recommend spending an hour here to recharge your batteries - perhaps passing through on your way to Roath Park. There aren't many notable interments but the cemetery has a Commonwealth War Graves (CWGC) section, marked by a Cross of Sacrifice made... More 

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Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

My grandmother lives across the road from Cathays cemetery we went for a walk through just to get out, there have been lots of renovations in the cemetery recently and seems everything else has been put on the sidelines, some paths are overgrown on our visit there seemed to be quite a bit of rubbish, regardless a lovely tranquil place... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

I have lived near the cemetery for years and have often walked through with the family. I decided to visit on my own last week in search of the graves of Jim Driscoll and the "balloon girl" who I remembered hearing about when I was in school. After consulting the website, I found the location of both graves and thoroughly... More 

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I took the bike through here as I had never been in, in all the years I have lived in Cardiff. There are a network of paths none are marked and it was very overgrown. However, great old tombstones and lost of wildlife.

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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Peaceful atmosphere, the kind of place you would like to stay and rest for eternity, I experienced that sort of feeling there....

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exeter
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

Although I live in Exeter, my late mother came from Penarth near Cardiff. Until a few months ago I had only been to Cathays Cemetery once for a family burial in 2011 when I happened by chance to see my great grandparents grave. With help from staff via emails I was able to trace the grave numbers of my grandmother... More 

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Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

Apart from visiting the graves of two family members - one, Joseph Fish, now on the Cemetery Walk - we found the variety of styles used as memorials to the "great and the good" of Victorian and Edwardian Cardiff interesting. Such amazing names setting the imagination racing. Grass was being cut when we were there and it is great to... More 

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