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Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Boescheepseweg 35A, Poperinge 8970, Belgium
+32 57 22 36 36
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Over 10,000 Graves

I visited this very large cemetery with over 10,000 graves last June at the beginning of my... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John16752024
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Portland, Oregon
Very Interesting place and worth a visit.

Well kept and maintained cemetery and a good visitor centre. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
06Robert
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Boescheepseweg 35A, Poperinge 8970, Belgium
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+32 57 22 36 36
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited this very large cemetery with over 10,000 graves last June at the beginning of my two-week visit to WW I battlefields in Flanders and France. Quite a few notable offers are buried here to include several generals and the Australian Victoria Cross holder...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well kept and maintained cemetery and a good visitor centre. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is the impressive witness of more than 4 years of war. The hamlet of Lijssenthoek became the venue for the biggest evacuation hospital around Ypres. 10784 burials are here including one woman....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

CWGC cemeteries are all beautiful and this was no exception. Modern visitor centre with some interesting interactive exhibits.

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

A well maintained cemetery, as they all seem to be here. Very informative visitors' centre with the useful addition of an electronic database.

Thank ScrimperLeo
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

One of the largest military cemeteries in Europe. Many nations have servicemen laid to rest here including one woman. The voices from the whispering wall in the visitor centre is interesting.

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Reviewed May 12, 2018

The Lijssenthoek Visitors Centre is one of the best in Belgium - very interactive and informative. The cemetery itself was originally part of a military evacuation hospital in the Ypres Salient and the graves are not as symmetrical as other cemeteries. This is because the...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

The story unfolds as you visit ever more of the cemeteries and this draws you on from one to the next

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

The free visitor centre gives great insight into the role of this area during WW1. It also gives tips on what to look for in the cemetery. The cemetery contrasts with the others in the area due to it being linked to the hospital- this...More

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Reviewed December 15, 2017

An emotional return to this cemetery after a visit earlier in the year. This time covered in snow the bleak landscape hit home the hardships endured by these valiant soldiers. Laying a wreath at the grave of my brother in laws great uncle was particularly...More

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Reviewed December 13, 2017

In the middle of the field, nothing around. Only birds and wind. Feels as we abandoned the boys. Visitor's center is well done and gives very interesting information.

Thank Juliette S
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malcolmknowles
March 7, 2018|
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Response from Alan M | Reviewed this property |
Best travel is by car as the cemetery is near the French border. About 45 min drive. Take the chance and visit Ypres as this is quite near.
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William J
December 6, 2015|
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Response from Stephen A | Reviewed this property |
Bill We were travelling in our own car, so can't help with the name of a tour company, but I'm sure there was a tour bus in the car park - maybe it was Battle Honours, I must admit I didn't take any notice, Another option... More
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martotrock
February 4, 2015|
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Response from JelleW | Reviewed this property |
There is no public transport to the cemetary. You have to travel to Poperinge and then take a taxi. The address of the cemetary is: Boescheepseweg 35A
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