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Tyne Cot Cemetery

Vijfwegestraat 1, Zonnebeke 8980, Belgium
+32 51 77 04 41
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It is now the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world in terms of burials. At the suggestion of King George V, who visited the cemetery in 1922, the Cross of Sacrifice was placed on the original large pill-box. There are three other pill-boxes in the cemetery. There are now 11,956 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in Tyne Cot Cemetery. 8,369 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to more than 80 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials commemorate 20 casualties whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. There are 4 German burials, 3 being unidentified. The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker. The TYNE COT MEMORIAL forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery and commemorates nearly 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom and New Zealand who died in the Ypres Salient after 16 August 1917 and whose graves are not known. The memorial stands close to the farthest point in Belgium reached by Commonwealth forces in the First World War until the final advance to victory. The memorial was designed by Sir Herbert Baker with sculpture by F V Blundstone.
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Vijfwegestraat 1, Zonnebeke 8980, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

we visited this awesome place and felt the pain of the place. This cemetery was created as an overspill as the Menin Could not accommodate all the casualties. Passendale or Pachendale. As we call it cost Thousand s of lives. A Scottish Piper played an...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Incredible and moving visit. Cold day but bright sunshine and very stirring just to wander through and read some of the inscriptions on the headstones. So sad to see so many unknown too.

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As the largest commonwealth cemetery on the Passchendaele battlefield Tyne Cot is an essential stop off. Free to visit and with good parking and toilet facilities the cemetery also has a first rate visitor centre. But make sure to take your time to stroll among...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paid respect to relatives at the Tyne Cot Cemetery. A very poignant visit for my brother and myself. We searched for 2 cousins of our Great Grandfather who lost his life at Cambrai 100 years ago. We walked the whole site and discovered a name...More

Thank RoverPete
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful cemetery dedicated to fallen soldiers in WW1 who fought in the battles around Yper. Wonderfully kept and very interesting to walk through. Located in the pretty countryside of Flanders, it is definitely worth a trip in a car.

Thank hsmithjr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Tyne Cot with family to pay our respects to my great grandfather. It was an easy drive from Bruges, it has a small but interesting visitor centre, with online facilities to search war memorial records, and the grounds are beautifully kept. A...More

Thank HelonHols
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world. Beautifully moving, and very poignant. In the middle of where the 3rd battle of Ypres would have taken place. Get a guide to explain the different aspects of the cemetery and also reflect on the 1000s of names...More

Thank Mr&MrsWilko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Tyne Cot on a wet, windy and cold evening. It was a poignant and humbling experience. They have an excellent Visitors Centre that is located at one of the far ends of cemetery's entrance.

Thank RVBurrells
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this beautiful cemetery on a day trip just after remembrance day.The calm serenity of the place made me hold my breath.The sun came out on an otherwise blustery day,I wept.The cross of sacrifice stood out proud under the sun and clouds,the scale of...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing day on the 11/11/17. Extremely sad, tears all round but really thoughtfully done. Superbly maintained and very well looked after. I think it's one of those places everyone should visit. We Will Remember Them

Thank AlWhite123
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Response from geert_wittenberg | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know tey are not for sale. I have question too. During the 2nd WW, tree English soldiers (Fred, Ray and Bil) stayed at my grandparents house in the Village called Schendelbeke (near Geraardsbergen) in Belgium... More
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Response from M4TRAVELLER | Reviewed this property |
You should spend at least 1. 5 hours here, as it is one of the largest CWG Cemeteries. The good news is that unlike the smaller cemeteries there are toilets available ( .50 euros @ Mar 15). It is also well worth also... More