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Dundee History

Much to be learned history wise in this Ancient Cemetery . Undergoing restoration work. Gifted to... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
ruby c
Dundee, United Kingdom
A.n insight into the past

I always enjoy visiting graveyards; so much to be learnt from the information on the gravestones... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Much to be learned history wise in this Ancient Cemetery . Undergoing restoration work. Gifted to Dundee by Mary Queen of Scots. Used as Meeting Place in the past by The Nine Trades. Join Dark Dundee Tours. You will be amazed. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ruby c
Reviewed 24 October 2018

I always enjoy visiting graveyards; so much to be learnt from the information on the gravestones. As you enter there is an information board explaining its first beginnings. This place is only small, it is well laid out with so many stones, some of which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Reptonite3
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Lovely atmospheric oasis of calm right in the middle of the city. Well maintained, with benches to sit on. Interesting gravestones, great for a few photos.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ChrisBartram
Reviewed 28 September 2018

No church, just a large area with some trees, many tombs and one mauseoleum. Looks to have been upgraded quite a bit with some interpretation boards and a call for help with recording all the memorial inscriptions. A nice place to walk through and very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rossergruffydd
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Dappled shade, trees and flowers. This medieval cemetery in Dundee city centre is impressive. Elaborate old tomb stones. Still a howff today-meeting place- as it’s been for hundreds of years. Well worth a stroll.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank baxter034
Reviewed 27 September 2018

I was instantly drawn to this beautiful graveyard right in the middle of a bustling vibrant part of town. So many passers by, going about their day next to this tranquil spot. Very picturesque with lovely planting and perennial flowers. Take a moment to pay...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed 13 September 2018

This is the perfect place for those suffering from depression. It's a calm haven in the centre of the city, quiet, hushed, oddly lovely. There is a park bench to rest and contemplate, some pathways thru the grave stones, shade under the trees, and enough...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank CriticalMission
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Great place in the heart of town to visit either for the historical interest of to chill and sit on a bench, although primarily an old graveyard the word ' Howff ' is old Scots for open space or open yard, the paths are well...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Boom boom. I love this place. So many brilliant stories of tragic lives. makes you feel lucky to be alive now and not in 1856.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank czeschky
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Amazing the dates on the headstones, i love wandering aroung,Some of them are in a bit of a state but the dates they were laid means they are very old.Well worth a look

Date of experience: April 2018
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2 October 2018|
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, I suggest you approach Dundee City Council, who manage the cemetery, for guidance. Their offices are at Dundee House in Lindsay St.