Inside Emmerdale's spine-chilling real life graveyard where soap bosses 'bury' soap legends | The Sun

EMMERDALE has had a whole host of iconinc characters pass though it’s village over the last 50 years.

Not all of those made it out alive and found themselves buried in the chilling real life graveyard found on set. 

For characters that are no longer around to cause chaos in the Dales, they have likely been laid to rest in the purpose built graveyard. 

As part of ITV’s official outdoor set tour visit, fans of the show are able to take themselves off to see the sites of the famous village and remembered characters both past and present.

Situated around 30 minutes from Leeds, fans will find themselves getting aquianted with iconic haunts such as The Woolpack, the cafe, the B&B as well as St Mary’s Church and the accopanying graveyeard. 

Over the 50 memorable years that the show has been on air, there have been a number of fan favourites who have been laid to rest.

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Val Pollard, played by Charlie Hardwick, is buried in one of the more extravagant graves following her untimely death when she was struck by a shard of glass after getting caught up in a freak fairground accident. 

Fans can also see the headstone of Tricia Dingle, Marlon’s former wife, who dies in 2004 as a result of a huge storm that rocked the village.

Her headstone reads: "Beloved wife of Marlon Dingle and devoted granddaughter and daughter."

Legendary Alan Turner is also laid to rest in the graveyard following his passing 2013.

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A warming message on his headstone says: "May the journey on your next adventure be as joy filled as your time with us."

Just last night, Emmerdale fans were reminded of the importance of the graveyard as multiple shots of its headstone and surroundings were shown as part of the opening scenes to its special birthday episode. 

The rattling scenes were a reminder to lifelong fans just how many bubbly and vivacious characters had strolled through the village at some point during its 50 explosive years on-screen.

Emmerdale continues all this week at 7:30pm on ITV.

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