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Most Visited Grave Sites In Britain

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A lot of people float to see the remains of Richard III  that were laid to rest at Leicester Cathedral. This is currently one of the newest tourist attraction sites in the UK.  He was the last English king who had died in battle and his remains were found some years back under a car park before it was reburied in a ceremony that was of 'great international significance'.

Since this reburial was done, there have been a boast in tourism in this part of the world.  Surprisingly, he was was re-interred at Leicester Cathedral in central England 530 years after he was slain at the Battle of Bosworth Field in August, 1485.

William shakespeare grave

There are a lot of famous resting destinations all over the UK where people are currently coming to visit.  There is another famous grave site which is the Shakespeare’s grave that  can be found in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon. Even though that William Shakespeare,was not only born and bred in the Warwickshire town of Stratford-upon-Avon, he was also laid to rest here,where he was also baptised.  His wife Anne Hathaway is buried alongside his supposedly cursed tomb.

Karl marx grave

 Karl Marx is buried at Highgate Cemetery in London, and his grave has become one of the world's most visited cemeteries. We must tell you that more than 170,000 people buried within its grounds, Highgate Cemetery in the capital is one of the world’s most visited cemeteries. Great people who were buried here include  George Elliot, Herbert Spencer and Douglas Adams, many famous people have their tombs at Highgate, the most visited is that of  Karl Marx which reads: 'Workers of all lands unite'.

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henry viii grave

 There is another great man who was buried along with his third wife; we are talking about Henry VIII and his, Jane Seymour, at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. History has it that he was the most notorious King and his legacy is also known around the world. People who come here see that his remains have been cased within an underground vault, marked with a ledger stone on the floor of the chapel. He is also portrayed within one of the stained glass windows in the chapel.

A.A. Milne

Along came the magical Ashdown Forest,this is where there is a memorial plaque to the life and much loved works of A.A. Milne. A.A. Milne is best known for his books about Winnie-the-Pooh. We can move over to where the kids’ nursery book character, Humpty Dumpty, has his own gravestone at St Mary’s Graveyard in Whitby.

humpty dumpty

Children’s nursery book character, Humpty Dumpty, has his very own (egg-shaped) grave stone at St Mary’s Graveyard in Whitby.  Some theorists explain that the original nursery rhyme is a euphemism for the fall of King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth.The graveyard is also famous for being the cemetery in Bram Stoker's classic novel, Dracula.

 You can see where a lot of people are visiting to have a great time and also learn about the people who are lying below the ground


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