Used between the years of 1787 and 1896, the Yarborough Cemetary was the first cemetery in British Honduras. Though it began as a burial site for Anglican Church Members, it soon became open to the general public, and soon after that was filled to capacity. Today tourists can walk through the grounds and view the names of some of Belize City's historic residents.
In 1999, after having fallen into disrepair, the grounds of the Yarborough Cemetary was restored. Some additions include a fence around the perimeter and a marble wall listing the names of those who were buried there.
Yarborough Cemetary is located in Belize City, so those staying in this area of Belize will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. If you wish to find a place near this historical site, there are a moderate selection of lodgings to choose from nearby.
|Coningsby||B & B||0.2 mi. (0.5 km)||NE|
|Seaside Guest House||Guest house||0.3 mi. (0.4 km)||NE|
|The Caribbean Palms Inn||Hotel||0.4 mi. (0.4 km)||NNE|
|Las Palmeras Hotel||Hotel||0.4 mi. (0.6 km)||N|
|Renaissance Tower||Hotel||0.4 mi. (0.2 km)||NE|
|Isabel’s Guest House||Guest house||0.5 mi. (0.3 km)||N|
|Belcove Hotel||Hotel||0.5 mi. (0.4 km)||N|
Those visiting Yarborough Cemetary hoping also to spend some time outside should consider Cucumber Beach, the most conveniently accessed beach, and a great spot to catch some rays and relax after a visit there.
The cemetery is open all day every day to the public, though it is recommended that you visit this spot in daylight hours.
Location: Belize City, Belize
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