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Welcome to the official website of York Cemetery. This is the place to find out about all of the cemetery’s business and social activities.

York Cemetery is a working burial ground. At the same time, it provides opportunities for conservation, education, and informal recreation within a protected environment close to York city centre. Trustees, staff, Friends, and volunteers all work to achieve the right balance between the provision of a community facility and support for the environment.

If your particular interest is genealogy and family history, you will want to visit the companion website, www.yorkcemeterygenealogy.co.uk. A knowledgeable and enthusiastic group of specialist volunteers maintain the website, which concentrates on this important aspect of York Cemetery.

Access to the cemetery is restricted from Monday to Friday when funerals may be in progress.  There is limited parking for families and Blue Badge holders.  Alternatively, there is a pay & display car park in nearby Kent Street.

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