29 September 2018 (13:30-16:00)
A publicly accessible green lung, this 14-acre cemetery dating from 1846 is a peaceful haven and wildlife sanctuary in the care of City of Edinburgh Council. Architect David Cousin followed 19th century “garden cemetery movement” principles in its layout, also designing the Victorian Gothic entrance lodge and the Romanesque catacombs. In conjunction with Grange/Prestonfield Community Council, Friends of Newington Cemetery will be on hand to point out features of interest, including centenary links to WW1 and the Year of Young People.
Year Of Young People: There will be family activities going on linking WW1 graves of young servicemen with the lives of young people today.
Architect: David Cousin
Building Date: 1846
Limited wheelchair access
ACTIVITIES: Guided tours.