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Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

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This is the second largest British and Commonwealth cemetery in Belgium. There are over ten... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
EmBoleyn
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Newport, United Kingdom
Great visitors centre

First visit here and really impressed with the visitors centre- very informative and tells a... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
SarahJade90
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

This is the second largest British and Commonwealth cemetery in Belgium. There are over ten thousand soldiers of the British and Commonwealth here. Here you can see the grave of a 15 year old soldier and one of the only female grave stones, that of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EmBoleyn
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

First visit here and really impressed with the visitors centre- very informative and tells a different story of the front lines. The fence is also a clever and sobering memorial showing how many people died there at different points during the conflict- will be useful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SarahJade90
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetary is a very emotional place to visit as you will be in awe of the 10,000 well kept soldiers final resting places. Such loss for those genrations of brave young men. Well laid out it seems almost endless like a sea of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

This military cemetery is truly a fitting resting place for the fallen soldiers. The flowers and grounds are some of the finest ever

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank patnnet
Reviewed 25 September 2018

A very moving and poignant visit. The scale of this cemetery is very humbling when you think about the huge loss of life. Walking amongst the rows of gravestones and looking at the ages of the men and boys buried here is very sobering. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hairyjock
Reviewed 21 September 2018

My visit to this particular cemetery was prompted by family history, which no doubt governs many an itinerary. This site is very beautiful and has a good little visitor centre too. In some ways its simplicity adds to the emotions as against, say, the grandeur...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Neil C
Reviewed 18 August 2018

As you walk through the row upon row upon row of graves the atmosphere of peace and respect for the Fallen is overwhelming. The CWG go to great lengths to ensure the upkeep of this place reflects the debt we owe to a generation who...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nigel S
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

The military cemetery was absolutely pristine and well maintained. The visitor centre is so interactive and modern that the stories are easy to listen to and read.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HAPPYHIKER27
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I visited this very large cemetery with over 10,000 graves last June at the beginning of my two-week visit to WW I battlefields in Flanders and France. Quite a few notable offers are buried here to include several generals and the Australian Victoria Cross holder...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank John16752024
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Well kept and maintained cemetery and a good visitor centre. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is the impressive witness of more than 4 years of war. The hamlet of Lijssenthoek became the venue for the biggest evacuation hospital around Ypres. 10784 burials are here including one woman....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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malcolmknowles
7 March 2018|
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Response from Alan M | Reviewed this property |
Best travel is by car as the cemetery is near the French border. About 45 min drive. Take the chance and visit Ypres as this is quite near.
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William J
6 December 2015|
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Response from Stephen A | Reviewed this property |
Bill We were travelling in our own car, so can't help with the name of a tour company, but I'm sure there was a tour bus in the car park - maybe it was Battle Honours, I must admit I didn't take any notice, Another option... More
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martotrock
5 February 2015|
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Response from JelleW | Reviewed this property |
There is no public transport to the cemetary. You have to travel to Poperinge and then take a taxi. The address of the cemetary is: Boescheepseweg 35A
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