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British War Cemetery

in front of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy | (Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie), Bayeux, France
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Bayeux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Beautifully and respectfully maintained cemetery. Set among flower beds, the gravestones appear more personal. Just on the edge of Bayeux and very near the Normandy Museum. A must see for all nationalities with an interest in World War 2 and its cost in lives.

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Unless I am much mistaken, we visited the Commonwealth War Cemetary which is across the road from the Bayeaux WW2 museum. Mainly British, Canadian, Australian, some with headstones stating "known only to God" and even more moving to think that the ages of these service people were in the high teens or low twenties - such a waste of life... More

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Oslo, Norway
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A very personable cemetary. Very moving and yet very beautiful. The plants and flowers by each gravestone make this a wonderful place to respect those who fought so bravely for our freedom.

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Beautifully kept and very peaceful. Must be so comforting for the families of those lost. Would love to have read more of the inscriptions.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

a very humbling experience, very personal the British cemetery unlike the American cemetery, which is very formal. On the headstones there is personal information and their regimental badge. There are flowers and plants in front of the headstones very well kept in a beautiful surroundings.

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East Sussex Uk
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Everyone should make time to see this cemetery if they are in the area. It is easily walkable from Bayeux town centre and well repays the effort. All those dead. Of every nationality. It really brings home to you the enormity of it all.

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Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

we visited quite a few cemetaries whilst on holidays not just the British ones. They are all so personal and well kept. you can't help but feel the greatest respect for the men and women that gave their lives for our freedom.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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74 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had previously visited the American cemetery, and it was very moving. The difference here is there are notes inscribed on the headstones from family members which makes this a very personal place to visit. You feel like you kind of new these brave soldiers just a little. Also the British buried all nationalities from British to Polish to Germans.... More

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Somerset
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I am so grateful to all the people who care for this place. Easily walkable from town or park at adjacent museum.

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Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We travelled here with an English couple and being Australian wasn't sure if there was any Aussies here, there was, Pilots and Aircrew. It is a place that no matter from whence you came, wherever you look you are touched with sadness. So many young men, younger than my own children, just boys who gave their life for others. Brits,... More

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