This blog is in no way out to offend anyone. It is simply a blog written by two people who enjoy the tranquillity, beauty and history of these ancient sites and want to quell the stigma that they are depressing places. Wherever possible we have asked permission to take photos within the grounds and do so with the utmost respect.
All photos and images are our own unless otherwise stated.
Many of the places we have featured are not open to the public unless accompanied by a tour guide. The cemetery/graveyard will have reasons for doing this so please follow their rules. Plus the money you give for attending a tour or event will go towards preservation of the grounds.
We do not in any way endorse vandalism in any graveyard or cemetery. We have never broken into a graveyard or cemetery to have a look around nor have we ever tampered with or moved gravestones/flowers/ornaments etc.
If you do visit any of the cemeteries or graveyards featured (or any graveyard/cemetery for that matter) ALWAYS respect that they are holy places and have consecrated ground. While this might not mean much to a lot of us non-religious folk out there it does to those of faith.
Please take your safety into account when visiting any graveyard or cemetery. The older the place the older the graves and pathways will be and some areas may be overgrown. Don’t wear your best clothes but don’t wear anything disrespectful either. They are places of worship after all.
Don’t visit a graveyard on your own at night, not only because of the above but also because they are often outside of well lit, populated areas and there are nutcases out there!
Lastly please, wherever possible, donate money to the cemeteries and graveyards featured, and not featured, in this blog. Many of them are facing ruin and could disappear from our landscape forever. If they do, a bit of our history will go with them. Many rely on funding to carry out essential maintenance work to keep them open for our enjoyment. They are often run by hard working volunteers who don’t get paid for what they do so show a little love so future generations can enjoy these beautiful places.