Cemeteries and memorials, including catacombs and crypts.

Dracula and St. John-at-Hampstead's Graveyard, London

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Travel Darkly visits this atmospheric Hampstead graveyard and inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, thought to be the setting where Lucy Westenra rises from her grave at night to feed upon children she finds on nearby Hampstead Heath...

St. Bride's Crypt, London

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This historic, little-known church is a tranquil of calm off London's Fleet Street. Inside you'll find an altar dedicated to journalists who died in war zones, and a crypt with thousands of human remains, only discovered after the Blitz. Travel Darkly went on a Tuesday afternoon tour...

Private J Parr, Aged 17, Buried Mons, Belgium

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In a quiet rural cemetery on the outskirts of Mons in Belgium lies the body of Private John Parr, who at just seventeen years old became the first British casualty of the WWI. Travel Darkly went to pay their respects...

Cross Bones Graveyard, London

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There are thought to be around 15,000 of London's prostitutes and poor buried at this site in Southwark, London. Travel Darkly went to an evening vigil in remembrance of the city's outcast dead...

The Capuchin Catacombs Palermo, Sicily, Italy

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The catacombs in Palermo, Italy, are among the creepiest we've seen and visitors must beware; what's inside really isn't suitable for children. They house the bodies of preserved monks and wealthy Sicilians from a couple of centuries past, wearing the clothes they wished to be buried in...