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Address: in front of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy | (Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie), Bayeux, France
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We knew very little of the British Cemetary, but learned so much from our guide, John Flaherty. It was a very humbling and moving experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We knew very little of the British Cemetary, but learned so much from our guide, John Flaherty. It was a very humbling and moving experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The British War Cemetery in Bayeux is located on the south perimeter road and is appropriately close by the Musee Memorial 1944 Bataille de Normandie. The synergy created by the proximity of the two distinguished sites is unmistakable. Ample space and a dignified setting have been provided for those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The Cemetery has establishments on both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was the first place that our family visited during our visit to D-Day Normandy. It is a good place to explain the cost of war to children (ours 8 and 10) and put the many other museums and historic sites into a human context. Very moving to read some the inscriptions and see the graves of comrades buried together.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Sobering visit especially to see the average ages of those buried there. So well cared for too. Within walking distance of the city centre but yet seems so tranquil and quiet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

When we went to this Graveyard, we were the only group inside the cemetery. Thus we were able to spend lots of time here and to inspect the area. I can confirm that this area is worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A well maintained, peaceful and respectful site containing many graves of soldiers killed during the allied invasion-a range of nationalities, although predominately British. An emotional place to visit to pay our respects to all those who lost their lives-I had tears in my eyes reading the inscriptions of the many young men who sacrificed their lives for freedom.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Can't call this an attraction but an honour to be able to pay personal respects to the fallen for my freedom. Forever in my memory and humbled by my visit. Thanks to war graves commission for care of the memorials.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This Commonwealth War Graves cemetery contains 4,144 Commonwealth dead, together with Poles, Czechs, Russians, some French, an American and many Germans. Parking is fairly simple off in the side road or just alongside the frontage. This is one of some twenty-three British cemeteries, so does not contain all of that nation's dead. Across the road is a memorial listing the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

One knows what to expect in the war cemeteries but they are still an impressive sight. If you are not keen, go anyway. I had not planned to visit but it was worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The British and Commonwealth Cemetery is on the outskirts of Bayeux and it is a moving experience to see the graves of so many of our young men. The Cemetery is beautifully maintained and as you walk around peace and tranquility abounds. Tears come to your eyes as you see the messages and photos left at crosses of loved ones.... More 

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