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Tyne Cot Cemetery

Tynecotstraat, Zonnebeke 8980, Belgium
+32 51 77 04 41
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It is now the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world in terms of burials. At the suggestion of King George V, who visited the cemetery in 1922, the Cross of Sacrifice was placed on the original large pill-box. There are three other pill-boxes in the cemetery. There are now 11,956 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in Tyne Cot Cemetery. 8,369 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to more than 80 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials commemorate 20 casualties whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. There are 4 German burials, 3 being unidentified. The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker. The TYNE COT MEMORIAL forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery and commemorates nearly 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom and New Zealand who died in the Ypres Salient after 16 August 1917 and whose graves are not known. The memorial stands close to the farthest point in Belgium reached by Commonwealth forces in the First World War until the final advance to victory. The memorial was designed by Sir Herbert Baker with sculpture by F V Blundstone.
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Tynecotstraat, Zonnebeke 8980, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although the Tyne Cot Cemetery is large and has many people visiting, we were amazed at how peaceful and tidy Tyne Cot is. A great place to visit and pay respects.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough to be given an hours guided tour of this cemetery by an Intern (Scott) which gave us so much more in depth information than would have otherwise been the case (Good Job Scott) Flowers and insects abound to create a 'peaceful...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to visit this early afternoon and it was full of school children, most of whom did not want to be there. Selfies and memes seem to be the order of the day with the teachers making no attempt to keep their groups under...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A silent memorial to the scale and scope of the destruction of the Great War. This is not an exciting way to spend your day, but an educational pilgrimage to the largest Commonwealth War Cemetery where 11,954 young men rest, never to return home again....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the largest cemetery to visit around the Ypres region and a must-see to help you realize how many victims the Great War made. Very moving experience, meticulously maintained.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been 3 or 4 times now and makes me stare in awe each time, just so many headstones and names to the missing. The visitor center on the far right is worth a look. The names of a few of the fallen are read out.Time...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I Visited here in November 2017 as part of a tour around various world war 1 sites in Belgium/France with friends. Tyne Cot was a very humbling experience for me, to see all those unmarked graves. I would recommend a visit here to anyone who...More

Thank Mick W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is beautifully kept , but a sad reminder of so many lives lost and so many young boys ! It’s a very moving experience and a stark reminder of the futility of war ! The reading of the solders names and their ages as...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a big cemetry, a stark reminder to us all, young or old, that war is wasteful of human and animal life.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Ypes Salient recently was a very moving experience. The cemetery is beautifully laid out and magnificently maintained. It gives one an idea of the scale of the deaths during the First World War as there are...More

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Response from FabAlan | Reviewed this property |
Nena, I don't recall them being on sale there but in if you visit the Cloth Hall in Ypres or the excellent museum at nearby Zonnebeke, there are shops that do sell the crosses. .. and great respect for your husbands... More
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Coordinates: 50°53′13″N 02°59′53″E
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Response from M4TRAVELLER | Reviewed this property |
You should spend at least 1. 5 hours here, as it is one of the largest CWG Cemeteries. The good news is that unlike the smaller cemeteries there are toilets available ( .50 euros @ Mar 15). It is also well worth also... More
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