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1. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

Hi folks

Just a wee recommendation for anybody who happens to be in London for a while - I finally got around to doing the Highgate Cemetery tour at the weekend, and it was both fascinating and beautiful, well worth a fiver.

Rob

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Is it a special graveyard, Magykal?
I never heard of it.

Mel

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Oooh - I loved Highgate! Karl Marx's grave was a highlight, but I especially loved the haunting look of the old, old graves, way in the back, all covered in grass and vines. We went on a drizzly day, and it was very fascinating. We only paid 1 pound, though, for the privilege of taking pictures.

4. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Tina - you surely are a cemetry specialist!!!

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting Purdy

Tina - you surely are a cemetry specialist!!!

I love them! I don't know if that makes me interesting or weird.

[ Edit: Edited on Sep 12, 2007, at 1:26 PM by tway ]

6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

I especially loved the haunting look of the old, old graves, way in the back, all covered in grass and vines.

Sounds like a good place, to have a picnic.

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Quoting tway

I especially loved the haunting look of the old, old graves, way in the back, all covered in grass and vines.

Sounds like a good place, to have a picnic.

Nobody cares where you throw the chicken bones, anyway.

8. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y


Just bury them anywhere.

9. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

Hi Mel - it's a big graveyard that was opened at the beginning of the 1800s, and has many grave of luminaries of that time who paid large sums of money to be buried there. It's quite overgrown now, but that makes it tranquil rather than eerie, somehow. It now costs £3 to wander around the bit where Karl Marx is buried, and £5 for a tour of the older bit over the road.