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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 1 week ago

The way the British did their cemeteries is that they buried the fallen usually close to where they fell. As a result, there are many cemeteries scattered around Normandy for the British. Constrast that with the Americans and Germans who are all buried in the...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The British War Cemetery is extremely well maintained and it truly is a shock to see the immense number of headstones. Even more shocking was the amount of young people killed, one being only 17. This cemetery really is a must-visit when in Bayeux to...More

Thank Lizzy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery is also a moving, beautiful memorial to the many young British men who sacrificed their lives in WWII.

Thank ChristyD640
Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely well kept and a credit to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. You'll need time so budget your time accordingly.

Thank JQL France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a sobering experience to see, giving that all those people gave their lives to give us a peaceful life. There are nearly 5000 soldiers buried here from UK, Australia, Canada, Poland etc. Each headstone is slightly different showing which country the soldier is from....More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always visit when in Bayeux, there are some 4500 interred here, the greater majority 'Brits'. Again the majority appear to be young men c. 20 years of age and gives one an idea of the terrible carnage that took place in the area.

Thank ian j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was fortunate to be here on the 6th June, to see the veterans arrive in a fleet of London taxis was both sad and inspirational, these veterans have to be at least 90 and yet they turn up to pay their respects and lay...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first time I have visited while in Normandy a very well kept place of remembrance, very peaceful and made you realise the sacrifice made by so many so we can enjoy freedom today

Thank Matthew T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

a must to visit...especially on June 6 when the town parades to the cemetery. worth the visit. bring an umbrella.

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautifully kept cemetery to some of the war dead from WW2. Like all CWGC cemeteries it is immaculate and very thought provoking. Primarily a British cemetery but some other odd nationalities in there as well.

Thank Bill B
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Jeanette S
Are you allowed to take dogs in the cemeteries?
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
Hi, We are visiting Normandy in Feb 2016, would you be able to tell us how much the entry costs are, as we would very much like to visit and pay our respects. Thank you.
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