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Highgate Cemetery, London

Highgate Cemetery, London

Not just a cemetery, also an official Nature Reserve, and one of the most beautiful resting places known to man. Burial place of many well known, fashionable and wealthy Londoners. Stunning architecture.

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Not just a cemetery, also an official Nature Reserve, and one of the most beautiful resting places known to man. Burial place of many well known, fashionable and wealthy Londoners. Stunning architecture.

Highgate cemetery was part of a plan to create seven large modern cemeteries in a ring around London. Officially opened on 20th May 1839, Highgate quickly became fashionable for the wealthy to be buried and rapidly filled with Gothic syle tombs and buidlings, all of which still stand today. It is now officially classified as a Nature Reserve - the grounds are full of wild flowers and trees and are home to birds and small animals. The tombs and mausoleums are beautiful in their own right  and in a perpetually crowded and busy city, it is a rare place of silence. The cemetery is divided into two parts : East and West.  The West side features the most famous and impressive architectural features and is only possible to visit by an official guided tour. The East side contains most graves of the good and great and can be wandered around freely.  There are 53,000 graves containing over 170,000 bodies, including 300 war graves.

Prior to our visit to Highgate we shall enjoy a lunch at The Angleic Pub in nearby Islington - Fish, Chips & Peas, followed by Chocolate fudge cake with toffee sauce and ice cream. Iced water & bread on tables. Drinks from the bar paid individually extra. Special dietary requirements can be advised.

Monday 6th April

Depart from: Chickerell 07:00 - Portland 07:15 - Weymouth 07:45 - Dorchester 08:15
Comfort break at Fleet Services M3 for coffee - 45 mins
Arrive at The Angelic Pub in Islington by 12:15 - Lunch served 12:30 to 13:45
Arrive at Highgate Cemetery by 14:15 - Guided tour of the West side 14:30 to 15:45 approx.
Free time afterwards to explore the East side.
Coach will leave at 17:00
Stop at Rownhams Services M27 for tea - 45 mins
Return to Dorchester by 21:00 - Weymouth 21:30 - Portland 21:50 - Chickerell 22;15

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L=Lunch

Price Inclusive of Coach Fare, 2 course Lunch, Entry to Highgate & Guided tour

 

ONLY: £49 Per Person

 

NB: Accessibility - Visitors to the West cemetery should be aware that paths can be steep and the tour will include 2 flights of stairs. Paths can become slippery and muddy in wet weather, so please wear appropriate footwear.  Tours will take place regardless of the weather (although sometimes halted in high winds).  The East cemetery is on a gentler slope with no steps and mainly tarmac paths. A toilet is available in the West cemetary. Still photography is permitted but not video and no tripods.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Bere Regis Drax Bere Regis, Drax Arms, West Street
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Dorchester South Station Dorchester South Station bus stop
Dorchester TOT Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square bus stop
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
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