Carleton Cemetery is situated just within Blackpool near to Carleton village and just outside Poulton-le-Fylde
It was opened in 1935 and now contains over 22,000 graves.
People are free to enjoy the pleasant surroundings of Carleton cemetery by walking around the grounds.
If for medical reasons, or due to age, if any occupant of your vehicle is unable to walk to the grave side then please do not hesitate to drive into the cemetery. The following rules must be observed when driving into the cemetery.
- The maximum speed limit is 10mph or walking speed
- Under no circumstances is driving or parking on the grass permitted
- Roadways are uneven, especially around the north part of the cemetery. Blackpool Council accepts no liability for any vehicles that are damaged especially when travelling at speeds in excess of 10mph.
Please be aware of other cemetery users. This is especially important at busy times such as Easter, Mothering Sunday, Fathers Day and Christmas and when weather conditions make driving more difficult.
Water taps are situated throughout the cemetery and are the push top type. Please push once and wait for them to stop when filling up your water container. If it does not stop give the tap a gentle twist.
We welcome responsible dog owners in the cemetery providing the dog is on a lead at all times and owner abide by the law of picking up after their dog.
The main gates are open
- 8.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and locked at 4.30pm
- 8.30am to 4.00pm Friday and locked at 4:00 pm
- 9.00am to 3.00pm Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holidays and locked at 3.15pm.
Pedestrian access is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, due to a public right of way through the cemetery.
Buildings in the Cemetery
- The Bereavement Office is located in Lodge House by the main gate.
- The public toilets are next to the Floral Tearoom
- The privately run Floral Tearoom along side the Lodge House - Unfortunately, this is close at the moment.
- The crematorium building at the end of the main drive containing the Book of Remembrance room
- The Jewish Prayer House at the north end of the cemetery
- The columbarium part of the memorial walls in the Rose Garden situated past the chapel