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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 2 days ago via mobile

Beautifully tended and peaceful, we walked through the numerous headstones to those who never returned. Headstone after headstone, some unknown or known onto God. A fitting memorial to all who rest in this place. Highly recommended.

Thank Crampers
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is such a quiet and peaceful place. The rows upon rows of the British fallen servicemen, makes the hairs stand up on your neck. It is beautifully tended. Will man learn from all this? Unfortunately no!

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Travelling Europe for a few weeks and this had to be your 1st stop over......everything about it is beautiful and the kids loved reading the graves made history lessons a lot more realistic we had to pay our respects to those that gave us our...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 6 days ago

A visit to the British War Cemetery in Bayeux is a most moving experience. With more than 4500 tombstones, most of them of British soldiers, just being here, more than seventy years after the War ended, is exceptionally touching.

Thank salilmalhotra
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family all felt that this was a much more moving and "friendly" cemetery than the American one. The tombstones all had personal messages from family members, which regiment they served in and the crest and which country they were from. The roses around the...More

Thank Janine G
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the way out of Bayeaux on our way to elgium we stopped at the Cemetery waiting for the Battle Museum opening. Very sobering. Such a beautiful place.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The British cemetery in Bayeux is definitely less impressive visually than the much-larger American one nearby at Omaha Beach, but that doesn't mean it's not worth taking a look. The memorial feels like an English country garden, and is much more intimate and personal than...More

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful place moved me even more than the American cemetery as there are individual inscriptions on each tombstone from loved ones, plus a regimental crest and the name and rank of the deceased soldier. there are Germans, Canadians and other nationalities buried here.

Thank tlc994
Reviewed 1 week ago

A solemn and though provoking place, definitely worth a visit, it makes you remember all those that gave so much so that others may be free.

Thank ACollinge
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this cemetery in Bayeux shortly after seeing the D-Day Museum (which is right near by). If you visit Normandy you'll be inundated with how the "americans won the war" and not much mention is made of the British/Canadian effort. After you visit this cemetery,...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