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Address: Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) B-8900, Belgium
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An Interesting Visit

A visit to look at some actual trenches preserved from the 1st World War together with a small museum. The trenches gave an insight into what life was like in them and the small... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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UK
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Sanctuary Wood gives one only a small idea of how terrible WW1 was. you have to go to the cemeteries for that. However, this site still has many of shell craters covering the area and the trenches are more or less as they would have been. Nature has repaired much of the horror of what it was like during the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Able to walk through the trenches to get a feel of what it was like. Interesting memorabilia and coffee shop.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

A visit to look at some actual trenches preserved from the 1st World War together with a small museum. The trenches gave an insight into what life was like in them and the small museum had some interesting displays.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This location is highly advertised in and around the Ypres area and from the information supplied seems to be a place that ticks all the boxes for an understanding of World War I. In reality this place is certainly not as I is portrayed! On arrival into the dark and uninviting cafe you really do not know what to expect,... More 

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

A fitting resting place for those that fell. Very thought provoking place. This should never be allowed to happen again.

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Petworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

this is such a good place to visit the trenchs have been left in as near to reality as possible the collection of ww1 photos are the largest collection in the world i believe it they really show what live in the trenchs was like and not atall what you see on films on tv. it remembers both german and... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We visited on May 8th, really bought it home how we have to remember those who lost their lives so we can live the life we do. Be prepared to be emotional. We only had 45 minutes but could have spent double the time there.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This site was so disappointing even more so for the price we had to pay. The collection is interesting but the display is so poor and cluttered. The trenches looked like a bad replica. If you want to see trenches go to Diksmuide.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

"Interesting" is a polite way of saying it. Sanctuary Wood consists of a "museum" in someone's house, and a plot of land behind with trenches, which was the main reason for the visit. The museum appears to be curated by someone with an obsessive compulsive hoarding disorder; each room and display cabinet is crammed full, and you have to focus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

After having been quite disappointed by Hill 60, I was absolutely stunned by Hill 62, Sactuary Wood. It is truly a gift that the owers of this property have looked after this site and everything in it. The trenches are in remarkable condition and obviously very well maintained to retain history as with the tunnels on the property. The day... More 

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