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It is now the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world in terms of burials. At the suggestion of King George V, who visited the cemetery in 1922, the Cross of Sacrifice was placed on the original large pill-box. There are three other...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited here in late October with my wife as we were staying in Bruges. Been a few times before, but never fails to have an effect. Always immaculate (unlike the behaviour of some who visit), on this occasion it was relatively empty.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LesterP476
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tyne Cot Cemetery is definitely a must see when visiting Ypres. So big, so beautiful and so overwhelming. Seeing all those (mostly unknown) graves it is hard not to contemplate the futility of war. So many lives lost and for what... nothing basically.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ThomasMeuleman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not a lot to say about this very quiet, dignified last resting place for so many young men. It is thoroughly overwhelming as you wander amongst the graves and read some of the names on the Memorial and realise that there are very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must to visit if you are doing a tour in the local area to pay your respects and see how many people were willing to loose their lives. It is a sad and poignant place but also shows how we look...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dazscuba
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mouth dropped as I entered the gates of this Cemetery. The shock of seeing so many graves in one place very often with the notation “known only to god” inscribed on the stone. A truly devasting reminder of the tradegy and hopelessness of war....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank starheather1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rows and rows of beautifully tended graves sit in this beautiful cemetery, which is the largestof the British War Graves. When you look over all the white headstones, it brings home all the bravery and sacrifices of the soldiers who fought so bravely for our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Tyne Cot as part of tour during Armistice weekend. Poignant and moving memorial to those who paid the ultimate price and sacrifice during the Great War. Good Visitor Centre with information and they conduct an ongoing roll call of the missing together with their...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 455SueH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found our visit to Tyne Cot an incredibly moving experience - the sheer scale of the monuments and the graves lovingly tended are an incredible sight. Welcome free cuppa in the Car Park.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lord E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most moving and haunting places on earth. After 100 years since the end of WW1 these graves still bring a person to tears whether or not there is a family member buried or inscribed on the walls here. During my visit, I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christopher T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very bifurcated memorial. The cemetery and memorial wall to the dead who could not be identified is understated but powerful in its simplicity. I was there on 10th November and the number of visitors searching for the names of their relatives was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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nellieellen
September 12, 2015|
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Response from FabAlan | Reviewed this property |
Nena, I don't recall them being on sale there but in if you visit the Cloth Hall in Ypres or the excellent museum at nearby Zonnebeke, there are shops that do sell the crosses. .. and great respect for your husbands... More
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September 7, 2015|
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Coordinates: 50°53′13″N 02°59′53″E
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Response from M4TRAVELLER | Reviewed this property |
You should spend at least 1. 5 hours here, as it is one of the largest CWG Cemeteries. The good news is that unlike the smaller cemeteries there are toilets available ( .50 euros @ Mar 15). It is also well worth also... More
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