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British War Cemetery

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Address: 9 boulevard Fabian Ware | in front of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy, 14400, Bayeux, France
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The town of Bayeux, in Normandy, lies 30 kilometres north-west of Caen....

The town of Bayeux, in Normandy, lies 30 kilometres north-west of Caen. Bayeux War Cemetery is situated in the south-western outskirts of the town on the by-pass (D5), which is named Boulevard Fabian Ware. On the opposite side of the road stands the Bayeux Memorial. BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, which was completed in 1952, contains 4,144 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 338 of them unidentified. There are also over 500 war graves of other nationalities, the majority German. The BAYEUX MEMORIAL stands opposite the cemetery and bears the names of more than 1,800 men of the Commonwealth land forces who died in the early stages of the campaign and have no known grave. They died during the landings in Normandy, during the intense fighting in Normandy itself, and during the advance to the River Seine in August.

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Lovely location

Peaceful location just on the ring road about 20 mins walk from the centre. Immaculately maintained with lovely road bushes. Not on the same scale as the American cemetry but was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Peaceful location just on the ring road about 20 mins walk from the centre. Immaculately maintained with lovely road bushes. Not on the same scale as the American cemetry but was interested to see German graves and other nationalities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visit Normandy every year to celebrate D Day with our very own Normandy Veteren Grandfather and I advise everyone in their life time to visit Bayeux Catherdral and War Cemetery on the 6th June if possible or anytime to experience a very moving and brilliant day. The British Legion and many other organisations put on a terrific show to... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Having paid our respects at the American cemented, we really wanted to visit the British cemetery, which is very different. Most of the headstones have personal family inscriptions and you must have a heart of stone if you are not moved by at least one inscription . There are graves representing all nationalities and religions who fought with the allies... More 

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited on our trip to Normandy. It's as thought provoking as the grave yards of the Somme in WW1. Beautifully keep as all Commonwealth Graveyards are .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We're so glad to have had the opportunity to visit this cemetery and pay our respects to all who rest there. We remember....

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge Cemetary which is so beautifully kept that it is a pleasure to visit and walk round. It is a very moving sight, over 6000 graves, each with name, date of births and deaths, regiment and a family message at the bottom, all in shining white marble. Every grave seems to be personal and the serviceman remembered and honoured

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can not recommend this enough. The site is very peaceful, very well maintained, and respectful. Go and wonder around, look at the ages of the men, both German and Commonwealth, and decide if war is right. This and the American cemetery should be on everyones list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a waste of young lives. Visit & weep. Beautifully managed & showing the greatest respect. Very sad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One can't help but think what a waste of young men. Moving and tranquil. Beautifully kept everlasting memorial to them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A peaceful well maintain place to reflect on the changes over the years and the price paid by so many for us today. There is free parking located a 5 minutes walk away. Could be muddy in the wetter conditions as no hard footpaths. accessible for all abilities.

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