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“Peaceful, beautiful and wonderfully looked after”
Review of The Old Cemetery

The Old Cemetery
Ranked #41 of 131 things to do in Southampton
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Owner description: Consecrated in 1843, this is one of England's earliest municipal cemeteries, and is a well-established stop on the graveyard "hunters" trail.
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“Peaceful, beautiful and wonderfully looked after”
Reviewed 11 July 2012 via mobile

The Southampton Old Cemetery is a stunning place. It is looked after by a charity called the Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery; the volunteers are clearly passionate about looking after this beautiful place and maintaining the dignity of those who are buried there. We have bumped into volunteers when they are weeding/clearing scrub and they are always keen to share their knowledge about the grounds and the cemetery's history.
The grounds are looked after by splitting the cemetery into zones and rotating mowing/weeding times. This means that each part of the cemetery has a period of time when it is accessible to the public, but also wildlife is encouraged at times when the grass and flowers are allowed to grow.
Sometimes there are organised led walks organised by the charity. We went on one on Remembrance Sunday and it was informative and personal.
There are many Titanic burials in the cemetery; these graves are each marked with a blue stake to make them easily identifiable - another thoughtful touch.
I'd recommend a visit here to anyone who fancies a peaceful or educational stroll.

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“One of my favorite place in Southampton”
Reviewed 9 November 2011

The Old Cemetery is one of the most beautiful places in Southampton. There is something very special about this place : all the old tombstone and trees, ivy and other plants growing wildly all around makes this all a bit enchented. I recommend doing the guided tour during the Titanic Memorial Week. So much to learn from what happened in Southampton with the sinking of the Titanic. All in all, truly a place to discover.

Visited October 2011
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