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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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"moving place"
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We were surprised by how beautiful this small cemetery was. What a wonderful tribute to the brave British soldiers who fought and died in Normandy during the D Day invasion. The grounds were immaculate.

Thank Alan W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Rating war cemeteries is a no win activity. I didn't find this one interesting or moving in any way. Nothing wrong here, and no disrespect intended to anyone living or dead. It's a short walk from other attractions, and it's certainly worth a look. The...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

the Commonwealth War Graves commission is one the UK's great institutions. Every cemetery you go to is just immaculate. This is particularly arresting because so many died in just two days (D Day and the 7th June). The D Day landing has become quite Americanised...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the first WWII cemetery that we have visited and we were very impressed. It is spacious, beautifully laid out, and very peaceful. It is set outside Tilly sur Seulles on the road towards Lingèvres. It is the burial place of nearly 1000 allied...More

Thank Julie A
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Everyone should visit, walk quietly through and reflect on all the lives lost for us today. I always find it beautifully kept by the Common wealth WGC.

Thank Leslie777
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Reviewed 5 days ago

An wake up to the sacrifice of the men and women during WW-2. The grounds are beautiful and short walk from the D-Day museum in Bayeux, France.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Without the dramatic location of the US cemetery but every bit as respectful. Readily accessible on the edge of Bayeux.

Thank Dee S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Bayeux in October under the tutelage of the most brilliant Eric Turnbull who took is to the British War Cemetary. You cannot fail to be moved by the sight that you see. Row after row of pristine white graves which are beautifully maintained....More

Thank Lynn N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This war cemetery contains the graves of British, Canadian, Polish, Czech, Russian, French, Moroccan, and German casualties. There is one American buried here; Harry Leo Abrin a 36 year old New York Jewish aircraft pilot delivering planes from Canada to the UK. There is one...More

Thank ColinMacmillan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really moving cemetery and a must to visit whilst in Bayeux. The sheer number of graves are overwhelming and we owe so much for all of the men who fell during Operation Overlord.

Thank D0dge51
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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
26 October 2015|
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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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