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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 via mobile

Just beyond the centre of Bayeux this cemetery is a powerful reminder of the cost of freedom and peace. A quiet stroll amongst the headstones gives you a glimpse of the sacrifices made by those so young. This cemetery does not glorify war but provides...More

Thank Kath M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is out in the countryside, small and touching. Unlike the US which buried all of its fallen soldiers together, the British Commonwealth buried it's soldiers near where they died. They Commision wanted the cemetery to look like a bit of home, so the cemetery...More

Thank MWK51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is located in Bayeux near the Museum of the Battle of Normandy. The location is walkable from the cathedral. Worth a visit to pay your respects to the fallen soldiers. We spent about 30-45 minutes walking around the well kept grounds.

Thank Kolumba125
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As ever an immaculate place of reverence. Parking not at location, but easy to park across the street and walk. Calm and tranquil. Don't miss it

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

"They gave her tomorrow for our today". The cemetery is very thoughtful. Many young people have left their lives. A visit is recommended. I am so sorry.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How can one not visit this if visiting Normandy. A truly historical, emotional and beautiful cemetery to see.

Thank Jill A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing place. Each headstone has a personal message from the family of the fallen soldiers. It is quite moving and well worth the visit!

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although not as large as the American Cemetery, this cemetery still houses the graves of over 4000 British and Commonwealth citizens. In addition there are over 500 graves from other nationalities, mainly German. It is well maintained and the plants and flowers around the headstones...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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