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Peaceful and lovely location

This cemetery is small and more of a memorial area really, with large plaques rather than... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2018
Liketorome
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Dorset
Beautiful setting

Like another one of the views, it wasn't the easiest place to find walking around the quaint little... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2017
Andy C
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

This cemetery is small and more of a memorial area really, with large plaques rather than headstones. The entrance isn't that easy to find but it is worth the effort. A very peaceful spot.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

Like another one of the views, it wasn't the easiest place to find walking around the quaint little residential lanes in the town and I nearly gave up. Very pleased I didn't and I spent more time there than I would have imagined. I love...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

A solemn reminder of the shared history between the Portuguese and the British. We have been allies for over 600 years.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

It took us some time to find this tiny memorial garden with fabulous views over the surrounding countryside but I'm very glad we did. I wanted to come here because of my interest as an author in the history of the peninsular war in this...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Lynn D
Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Lasting 6 years , marching 6000 miles, 40000 dead the Peninsular War was a very significant campaign for the British Army.Here at Elvas lies a moving memorial to the men of Wellingtons Army. Well worth the walk up , the castle is very interesting. Quo...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank BluePete
Reviewed June 3, 2016

Well worth a visit to remind us Brits of how long were have been allies of Portugal (since 15thC) and of the battles fought hereabouts together and lives lost. If we had not prevailed in the Peninsular Wars Europe would be a very different place...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed September 25, 2015

This cemetary is certainly worth a visit for anyone who is interested in the Peninsular War. It is beautifully kept and a delightful place to sit quietly in the cool gardens and contemplate what happened 200 years ago on these plains.

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank MalagaMonty
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