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The Old Cemetery

The Old Court Bassett Wood Drive, Southampton SO16 3PT, England
+44 23 8083 3605
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you can spend hours here

A very peaceful place where you can feel the dead resting in peace.Many lovely status reminding... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
London, United Kingdom
Beautiful old graves, Benny Hill and quiet

We've wanted to visit for ages due to our childhood passion for Southampton local character Benny... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Teresa G
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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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The Old Court Bassett Wood Drive, Southampton SO16 3PT, England
+44 23 8083 3605
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

A very peaceful place where you can feel the dead resting in peace.Many lovely status reminding that nothing last forever...very interesting that some people buried here were actually victims of Titanic...Where the old meets the new and all of us have to spend some time...More

1  Thank zalonik
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We've wanted to visit for ages due to our childhood passion for Southampton local character Benny Hill. We ended up walking along the cemetery enjoying the quiet and taking photos of the older graves. A beautiful, relaxing place to visit.

1  Thank Teresa G
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Probably one of Southampton's best cemeteries. In the top three, I'd say. Only bested by the cemetery by Southampton Common and the cemetery by Southampton General Hospital - my personal favourite.

Thank justinmO8324QS
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I visited yesterday (23/5/17) with my camera to get some shots and I was not disappointed! Some of the gravestones/memorials make for very interesting shots and especially if you go when it's overcast. I've attached some of my photos I took.

1  Thank KikitheNerdfighter
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I come from Southampton..but visited the cemetery for the first time a week ago. My intention was to get some atmospheric shots with my camera. I had high expectations. I was not disappointed. This place is amazing, be of no doubt. Large parts of it...More

1  Thank WriterChappy
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is an interesting cemetery just to stroll around - there are interesting grave stones - some of them commemorating Titanic victims, or sailors or local dignatories. They also keep part of the cemetery "fallow" so there are wild flowers, wild garlic, green woodpeckers and...More

1  Thank jacqueline t
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Although not right in the middle of Southampton the cemetery is a centre for the Dead, as with most cemeteries this place is tranquil and interesting, the gravestones tell short, interesting stories and the lichens are as ancient as the stones.

Thank Nigel P
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I walked through the old cemetery on the way to the common - the ground is uneven, subsiding in places and overgrown in other areas... it is somewhere that works, you can get lost in thought and explore the grounds. Quiet to be alone with...More

2  Thank 101byIain
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I have a thing for cemeteries and enjoy wandering around looking at the gravestones and what they have to tell us. Probably due to my profession, I am interested in all things History/Archaeology related. This cemetery is quite large and its organisation demonstrates how it...More

1  Thank Joana V
Reviewed 26 August 2016

fab place for peaceful walks, great history and have family here. love the nature here to. just an amazing place

Thank Paula G
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