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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 12 November 2017

It is a typical beautifully laid out and maintained Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery. Definitely include this cemetery in a visit to the Overlord Beaches and Bayeux. It is located close to the centre of Bayeux, a town which figured prominently in the battle to...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

On the recommendation of our D Day Landing Tour guide Eric Le Doux - Turnbull, we stopped at the British War Cemetery at Bayeux. We were glad we did!

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

A poignant memorial to the fallen British and other nationalities of the Second World War. Located close to the city centre of Bayeux this haven of peace and tranquility is an ideal place to stop and pause a while in contemplation and reflection.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

So many, so young....gave their lives to enable us to have the freedom we do. If you have the chance, go and pay your respect. This was a very emotional trip.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We could not find a car park nearby, so managed to park on an adjacent road, off of the busy main road. Once there it is a peaceful setting, well maintained and a very moving experience. It is what you expect, row upon row of...More

Thank Ruth H
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Of the three big war cemeteries in Normandy this is, for me, the most emotional as each headstone has a message from the soldier's family, making it a very personal tribute. Flowers around each grave add to the atmosphere.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

A beautiful, peaceful, and humbling experience. A must-visit. Within walking distance of town (20-minutes from the cathedral), and across the road from the museum of the battle of Normandy.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Like I do when I visit all war cemeteries, regardless of nationality or location, I felt very moved by the sheer scale of the lost lives marked in Bayeux. But from a practical point of view, I found it odd that there was no car...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

I am so glad I visited this site in Bayeux. It is a beautiful setting, very peaceful and well-maintained. Seeing row after row of headstones was humbling and inspiring...so many who paid the price for our freedom...so many who never returned to their families and...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We visited the cemetery on a bright, beautiful sunny late August day. We weren't quite sure what to expect as the cemetery is located in the city of Bayeux. While it's not as large as or as scenic as the American Cemetery at Colleville-Ser Mur,...More

Thank Greg S
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Don't know if this is a bit late, but we stayed in the Premier Classe in Bayeux, about €42 a night for a room (didn't bother with breakfast but I've heard it's good). It's clean and comfortable and about 10 minutes walk from... More
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I am sorry I do not know. But would assume no due to the nature of the site.
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all british graves war in france and belgium both first and second war are free and a real must see
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