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Barnoon Cemetery

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Address: St Ives, England

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Barnoon Cemetary, undeveloped in this busy little town, contains all of the natural textures which made me fall in love with Cornwall forty years ago. All around it are newly... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2016
Susan G
Bradford, United Kingdom
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

Barnoon Cemetary, undeveloped in this busy little town, contains all of the natural textures which made me fall in love with Cornwall forty years ago. All around it are newly refurbished slate and concreted, tarmac coated, planes and surfaces smoothed into clean modernity, and naturally devoid of visible life-forms. Barnoon remains a rare piece of Cornish ecology, with its' tiny... More 

Thank Susan G
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I came here with my daughter & great grand daughter on a Ghost Walk last year which finished up here. We couldn't see very much as it was about 9.30pm at night & it was dark, added to which, the leader of the Ghost Walk was telling some pretty hair raising stories about goings on there over the centuries. I... More 

2 Thank pat w
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

I think to list this as an attraction or tourist spot rather than seeing it for what it essentially is, a grave yard, shows a non intended slight disrespect for what is a resting place for deceased relatives of local people. I cam however see how people like to respectfully explore the site, so long as those using it for... More 

1 Thank mrmiball
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Our car park was directly above this and it is by the new Tate so hard not to go through or past but it is in essence Boot Hill so not sure what you do in a cemetery, chant maybe

Thank Chris E
Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We visited this beautifully sited cemetery, overlooking Porthmeor beach, several times during our stay in St Ives. After looking at Alfred Wallis's Leach-tiled grave, we wandered around, reading the names of the many mariners and local people who were buried there. At the end of our trip we began to recognise local names and to recreate their life stories. A... More 

1 Thank Gail N
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

They picked the best spot to bury their loved ones. Wander through the graves and see St Ives' history before you - sailors lost at sea, fishermen perished in storms. See Alfred Wallis' grave, with Leach decorated tiles. Celtic crosses.

Thank angielala17
Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

For those staying in this area above St. Ives, the cemetery provides an interesting route down to town and, in the views of many residents and visitors alike, the best way to walk back up the hill. The route offers superb views of Porthmeor Beach, a popular surfing beach, St. Ives Head and a portion of the town. The cemetery... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

High on the hill overlooking Porthmeor, The Island, and the Tate couldn't be a better place to end up, either for the living or the dead, of course the beach has been there for a long time, the Tate, but a recent addition to the scenery. Start from the bottom and work your way up slowly to the top. I... More 

6 Thank Badgerbag
Lostwithiel, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I adore this cemetery. Just standing and admiring the view on a blustery day, or walking among the stones and reading the inscriptions - it's a great way to pass the time. My SO and I had a nice, quiet time walking around here during a recent trip to St Ives. A must for any fan of old gravestones, or... More 

1 Thank Rachael R
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

The Bernhardt leach tiles on Alfred Wallis grave in this cemetery are outstanding. The cemetery overlooks the fantastic Porthmeor beach and Tate St Ives, and in the sun is a tranquil spot in a busy tourist town.

Thank Jon H

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