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  • Address: Zonnebeke, Belgium

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Tyne Cot Cemetery Tours

The Tyne Cot Cemetery, located near Zonnebeke, Belgium, is the largest Commonwealth military cemetery in the world. It contains the graves of nearly 12,000 soldiers who died between October 1914 and September 1918 while fighting in World War I. Unfortunately about 70% of the people buried there were never identified. The graves of the unknown soldiers are marked with tombstones that read “Known unto God.” In addition to these unknown soldiers, a list of nearly 35,000 names is on a wall at the back of the cemetery honoring soldiers who have no known grave and died between August 1917 and the end of the war. 

Many of the fallen soldiers were buried in nearby battlefields or smaller cemeteries, but after the war ended, the graves were moved to the Tyne Cot Cemetery. A few remaining German blockhouse can still be seen at the cemetery, and they have been incorporated into the memorial as a way to honor the soldiers who died trying to capture them. On one of them, the Cross of Sacrifice, also called the Great Cross, was built at the suggestion of King George V who visited the cemetery in 1922. The cross can be seen through the entrance of the cemetery and is often photographed.

Practical Info

The Tyne Cot Cemetery is signposted from the N303/N37 Beselare-Passendale road near Zonnebeke. It is about 6 miles from Ypres and about 45 miles from both Brugge and Ghent.

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Small-Group Australian Battlefield Tour in Fromelles and Flanders from Lille, Lille, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Small-Group Australian Battlefield Tour in Fromelles and Flanders from Lille

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore Flanders and Fromelles, and delve into Australia’s World War I history on this 9-hour small-group battlefield tour from Lille. Travel through Flanders ...  Read more

Location: Lille, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $315.04
Small-Group Australian Battlefield Tour in Flanders and Fromelles from Arras, Arras, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Small-Group Australian Battlefield Tour in Flanders and Fromelles from Arras

Explore Australia’s World War I history in Flanders and Fromelles on this 9-hour small-group battlefield tour from Arras. Travel through Flanders and Fromelles ...  Read more

Location: Arras, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $317.03
Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Bruges, Bruges, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Bruges

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Stand on Messines ridge where the New Zealand Corps launched the attack after the explosion of the 19 mines. You will visit Passendale, Tyne Cot Cemetery, ...  Read more

Location: Bruges, Belgium
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $326.93
Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Ghent, Ghent, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Ghent

Stand on Messines ridge where the New Zealand Corps launched the attack after the explosion of the 19 mines. You will visit Passendale, Tyne Cot Cemetery, ...  Read more

Location: Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $356.65
Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Brussels, Brussels, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Brussels

Stand on Messines ridge where the New Zealand Corps launched the attack after the explosion of the 19 mines. You will visit Passendale, Tyne Cot Cemetery, ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $374.48
Private Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Bruges, Bruges, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Bruges

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

Stand in the tunnels in Vimy, walk in the trenches where Canadian troops stood in April 1917. See the CWGC's largest cemetery in Europe, come to see the ...  Read more

Location: Bruges, Belgium
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $326.93
Private Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Brussels, Brussels, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Private Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Brussels

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Stand in the tunnels in Vimy, walk in the trenches where Canadian troops stood in April 1917. See the CWGC's largest cemetery in Europe, come to see the ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $374.48
Small-Group Australian Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Bruges, Bruges, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Small-Group Australian Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Bruges

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

You will stand in the footsteps of the Australian soldiers in Fromelles, Ploegsteert and Messines. You will see some of the mine craters laid by the 1st ...  Read more

Location: Bruges, Belgium
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $356.65
New Zealand Ypres Day Tour from Arras, Arras, Day Trips
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New Zealand Ypres Day Tour from Arras

Delve into New Zealand’s World War I history on this 12-hour day tour from Arras. Explore the New Zealand Memorial Park near Messines Ridge with a guide and ...  Read more

Location: Arras, France
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $235.39
Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Lille, Lille, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Lille

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore Canadian World War I history in Vimy and Belgium on this 12-hour battlefield tour from Lille or Arras. Follow a guide through Vimy’s WW1 trenches and ...  Read more

Location: Lille, France
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $315.04

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