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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 14 June 2016

This cemetery is really worth stopping by and before you know it, you’ll have spend a good few minutes reflecting on the sacrifice these young people made to ensure your and my freedom. There is also an excellent museum just a few metres across the...More

Thank always-the-tourist
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is well kept and an important place to visit. The arch across the street is well done as well. One of several cemeteries.

Thank William G
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Visiting on the anniversary of Victory in Europe (May 8), the cemetery was especially poignant with its memorial wreaths, flowers, and remembrances. As you explore, you will discover this cemetery also contains the graves of Germans from World War II. Every grave is maintained with...More

Thank ReSt0re
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Had visited the US cemetery and wanted to visit the British and German as well. All very different and worth visiting. For photographs, recommend going in late afternoon. Where the American cemetery is very moving the British is also special because of the beautiful live...More

1  Thank Dvrdeb
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Easy stop after leaving the car park near the Cathedral and tapestry. Only a few hundred metres down the General LeClerc hwy ...beautiful cemetery .

Thank 5starry
Reviewed 11 June 2016

My husband and I went on a tour of the Normandy sites, which did not include the British War Cemetery. However, we were urged to go by the tour guide, since it is an easy walk from the center of town. We did and we...More

Thank Myra S
Reviewed 10 June 2016

WE were encouraged to see this Cemetery as we toured all of the Normandy sites. We were not planning on going but a Normandy scholar encouraged us by telling us it was his favorite.....so glad he did! The British families were able to have special...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 7 June 2016

This cemetery is beautiful and perfectly maintained; it will also remind you forcefully that war is about death, and hundreds of thousands of young men gave their lives for us. Very pwoerful.

Thank Tadyatha
Reviewed 7 June 2016

The British Cemetery is a 30 min walk from the center of down - located across from the War Museum - but it is worth seeking out. A beautiful and well cared-for tribute to the many British soldiers who gave their lives freeing Normandy. The...More

1  Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 7 June 2016

The inscription on the wall is testimony to the soldiers who lie in this magnificent garden of remembrance. The sombre but moving memory to the youth (mostly) who died to rescue this land. The cemetery is maintained immaculately - just observe how clean it is...More

Thank FairCityFrasie
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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

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