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It's official: Highgate Cemetery is best place to rest your bones

PUBLISHED: 11:00 04 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:34 07 September 2010

GORGEOUS gothic architecture and a host of historic residents have helped Highgate Cemetery claim the title of Europe s favourite resting place. The home of Karl Marx, George Eliot and Douglas Adams has pipped other famous sites, including the Cimetiere

GORGEOUS gothic architecture and a host of historic residents have helped Highgate Cemetery claim the title of Europe's favourite resting place.

The home of Karl Marx, George Eliot and Douglas Adams has pipped other famous sites, including the Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise in Paris and the Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague to the top spot in TripAdvisor's list of the best European cemeteries.

"It seems that as well as being a fantastic city in which to live life to the full, London also provides the ultimate resting place," said TripAdvisor spokesperson Amelie Hurst.

Highgate Cemetery is also the site of the famed Highgate Vampire of the 1970s which sparked a vampire hunt and spawned various other dubious occult activities.

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