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British War Cemetery

9 boulevard Fabian Ware | in front of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy, 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, Bayeux, France
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited on a beautiful Spring day with my 12 year old daughter. The cemetery, as are all CWGC sites, beautifully maintained. On a day like we had, blue skies and warm sunshine it was not easy to imagine the horrors faced by those who...More

Thank theabbotpostie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We decided to stop off at the War Cemetery & Memorial as part of our visit to Bayeux for the nearby museum - approx 1 min walk apart. Parking is available both at & around the museum (both are free). The memorial & cemetery are...More

Thank Frodo848
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well laid-out, well maintained. Very solemn. Mix of several nationalities, including Germans. Monument to unknowns across the road.

Thank David S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not as big or impressive as the American Cemetery near Omaha Beach but still well worth a visit. Headstones are more intricately carved with ages of soldiers. You can help but feel moved by the enormous loss of life at such a young age. Also...More

Thank MSPDoc
Reviewed 6 days ago

beautifully maintained but very sad to see the ages of the fallen and the families that lost them. Its right in front of the museum and there is also an aire there for motorhomes

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have reviewed the American cemetery and it was spectacular but our British cemetery in Bayeux was just as lovely in a slightly more understated way. You walk in and see rows of stones honouring the armed forces of WW2 but it is the individual...More

Thank Dee L
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very moving place. Unlike the US graveyard it is much smaller but sadly list the ages of those that gave their lives. I had my three sons with me and all were touched by this. Nearby is the museum which is also worth a...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very solemn memorial. It is kept very well but it is very sad to see to many graves of so many people who dies so young. What a terrible tragety. Just to think of the pain and impact on so many families, fathers and...More

Thank westerntravelerah
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another monument to the total futility of war. Beautifully laid out and kept by the war graves commission. We took particular note of the Australians buried there so far from home.

Reviewed 1 week ago

First, before saying what it was like, parking. It was surprisingly easy to find a road very nearby the war museum that has tanks right outside and it's no more than a 2 minute walk to get to the cemetery. This is apparently the largest...More

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12 May 2017|
Response from Michiel H | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Mercure hotel Omaha Beach. It's about 10-15min from Bayeux. It's a nice hotel.
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.
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