York Cemetery

Sierra Leone

One of the oldest in the country, this cemetery is the final resting place of several former colonial masters.

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1. Town Bell

0.17 MILES

Dating back to the days of the slave trade, the bell was reputedly used to alert people to important events or emergencies. It is used for the same…

3. York Centenary


A stone monument commemorating the first centenary of York village.

4. Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary


In the dense rainforest of Western Area National Park, Sri Lankan founder Bala created Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a leafy, waterfall-framed hideaway…

5. Old Boundary Cannons

13.66 MILES

Over at the junction of Kissy Rd – known locally as 'Up Gun' community – you can see one of the three old boundary cannons that were used to mark the…

6. National Railway Museum


You don't have to be a rail fan to enjoy this Clinetown museum, where enthusiastic staff guide you around a surprising collection of restored locomotives,…

7. State House

14.16 MILES

The State House, up on Tower Hill and overlooking the downtown area, is an example of Freetown's old Krio architecture, which features brightly washed…

8. St John's Maroon Church

14.18 MILES

St John's Maroon Church is a squat white building with big windows built around 1820. An example of the area's Krio architecture, it was built by returned…