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Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke
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Pay tribute to those who fell in Ypres in World War I at Tyne Cot Cemetery. There is also the "Memorial to the Missing," commemorating the soldiers who were never found. The cemetery is the resting place of the remains of the Commonwealth soldiers and a show of tribute by King Albert I of Belgium to the British forces that sacrificed their lives for Belgium. Notable graves include multiple soldiers posthumously awarded the Victoria's Cross for exceptional bravery. This honor is denoted with a Victoria Cross symbol on the soldier's gravestone. Using our online itinerary creator, Zonnebeke attractions like Tyne Cot Cemetery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I have made several visits to this, the largest, war cemetery (12,000 graves and 35,000 listed on the walls). It is truly breath-taking - both in its beauty but also the sheer number of dead commemora...  more »
  • Worth a visit, very emotional place. Lot of very young guys laid to rest there. Car parking is good, but the visitor centre is closed in November and December. 
  • You can start visiting tyne cot in the visitor centre. The visitor center is not so great, but interesting. The cemetery itself is very well maintained. Very impressive it is recommended to you in advance or with a guide to go because there is so much to see. For example, where is the youngest fighter, which means the stones on a floor slab, why are there the floor slabs sometimes texts and not another.
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  • Beautifully maintained and extremely moving. I don't think words can describe much more of what it feels like it to stand and witness the silent testament to such reckless slaughter as it does standing in the centre of Tyne Cot.
  • The visitor centre is moving, especially with the names and ages being read out. I read through a letter sent by a fiancé in one of the displays and it really hit a nerve. I walked through the centre of the cemetery and sat down to take it all in. All these people went through so much, yet today it is still happening. A piper played whilst I was there and it made me well up and cry.
  • I know the history and many stories of the war, but it really grabs you how young these men were, an entire generation decimated. We stopped here while cycling from Ypres (leper) to Ostend and had no regret on the detour.
  • Remember the fallen. Some of the exhibits show these were people with real live cut short very sad.
  • I paid a visit December 2015.With two friends from the British Legion.I wasn't prepared for the emotions that hit me .We laid crosses on four of the brave fallen..Each grave we put our cross on , a few words were said ."we will remember them"to finish off.And each of the graves I don't mind admitting I cried. The futility of war ,complete loss of young men and their and future generations really hits home. My perception of life has changed after going there. Man the so called intelligent and civilised being has never learnt a lesson . What an experience we went through was amazing.I wish to go again and visit and pay humble respects ,not only here but at other cemeteries in the region.....Bless them all.