Introduction to Dean Cemetery

Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh is a place of tranquility and unique beauty that today carries out funerals with the same sense of quiet dignity that it has been providing since it opened its gates in 1846.

It was one of the first cemeteries in the Edinburgh to be laid out along formal lines and the trees that were planted more than a  century ago have grown now to maturity, giving the Dean Cemetery the atmosphere of a peaceful garden.

Despite a long and distinguished history, the Dean Cemetery still has plots available and its prices are competitive with other cemeteries in Edinburgh. To many people, this comes as  a great surprise, for the inscriptions that decorate the fine memorials that line the pathways read like a roll call of the great and the good of Scottish history.

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Open Times

Winter (October - March)
Monday - Sunday: 9am - Dusk

Summer (April - September)
Monday - Sunday: 9am - 5pm

Burials

The cemetery has available plots for burials and cremations
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