Tyne Cot Cemetery & Memorial
Be prepared to be overwhelmed upon arrival at Zonnebeke’s Tyne Cot. With nearly 12,000 buried soldiers, this memorial is the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world, for any war, a sad claim to fame. Dizzying rows of white gravestones line the grass, overlooking sweeping views of the bucolic countryside. The site’s surrounding wall is a memorial to the missing, bearing the name of nearly 35,000 men from the UK that were never found and presumed dead.
The cemetery is accessible with assistance via an alternative entrance. The slopes on the paths are sometimes fairly steep. You may also need some help on the slope towards the visitor centre and for opening the door. There is an adapted toilet, but it is difficult to reach because of the path in pebbles. The space in the toilet is limited but usable.
Below you will find an interactive map.Text version