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British War Cemetery

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. 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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9 boulevard Fabian Ware | in front of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy, 14400, Bayeux, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This cemetery is very different in atmosphere that than the American Cemetery - both are worth seeing as they give a sense of the real cost of defeating the Germans

Thank Charles V
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Meticulously maintained. Great memorial to the brave soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice. Must see in Bayeux.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have visited first thing on a Sunday morning whilst all was quiet and dew lay on the grass. It is kept in excellent condition and i would challenge anyone not to be emotionally engaged.

Thank Cansfield R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here to lay a wreath in memory of the WW2 dead, and were struck by how beautifully kept it is. We also visited the memorial over the road.

Thank Alex T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the American and German cemetery's and found each approached the sites markedly different. The British cemetery is somewhere in the middle in terms of the beautiful lawn and gardens, the list of soldiers and location of the individuals headstones and details age etc....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a wonderful place to visit to bring the beaches of Normandy into perspective. The graves are kept so lovely and it is a real mark of respect to those who gave their lives.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's hard not to look at the names and ages of the men who died to liberate the French from German rule without choking inside very moving place. They have a small place in the middle where you can see all the names in alphabetical...More

Thank Sophie S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is of the local cemeteries is the one I was most pleased to have visited. I visited the German one for balance and both the American and British cemeteries and found this one to be the most thought provoking. The American one is good...More

Thank Motisy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the layout and design of the British cemetery. The touching farewell notes at the bottom of the tombstones from family members is poignant. Also very interesting to see Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, South Africans all buried side by side. A must see!

Thank Reilly R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I walked to this site after visiting the Battle of Normandy museum. It is impressively well maintained and a very moving cemetery.

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jeanheaver
12 May 2017|
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Response from CorinthianExeter | Reviewed this property |
Don't know if this is a bit late, but we stayed in the Premier Classe in Bayeux, about €42 a night for a room (didn't bother with breakfast but I've heard it's good). It's clean and comfortable and about 10 minutes walk from... More
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Jeanette S
9 March 2017|
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Response from Austimum | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I do not know. But would assume no due to the nature of the site.
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Lisa H
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Response from cwk2000 |
all british graves war in france and belgium both first and second war are free and a real must see
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