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Hill 60

Zwarteleenstraat 36-40, Ieper (Ypres) B-8902, Belgium
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Ranked #11 of 29 Attractions in Ieper (Ypres)
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors

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Birmingham
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Some way out of town but worth looking for. Hill 60 seems pretty much untouched with shell craters a concrete bunkers visible through the undergrowth. I've been there a couple of times and felt it was well worth a visit.

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Darwin, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Leaving the site as it was allows visitors to imagine the battles and horror that took place on this spot. My grandfather was stationed here in WW1, so I had a personal interest in seeing this place.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We visited on a very cold December day, it was very muddy and wet even on the pathways. This added to the atmosphere of the place and gave (only a fraction of) an idea of how awful it was for the troops in the winter. In fact we felt that we could have no idea at all how dreadful it... More 

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Darkest Essex
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Left almost as it was at the end of the war it is very moving to know that so many tunnel company soldiers are left buried underneath as it was impossible to recover them. What a waste of a generation

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Ulverstone, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We visited here with a guide who was able to put it all in perspective. Not sure I would have appreciated the site if I hadn't seen the movie and/or had our guide.

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A very interesting short trip to see the extensive trenches that have been uncovered and restored so that you can walk them. We were there with two coach loads of school children. Very noisy but good to see them taking in it. Museum was a little disappointing but it is really the trenches that you go for.

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Verdun, France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This place is really worth a visit. If you've seen the big mine explosion in many WW1 films and documantaries this is where is took place. We were there in naff weather so didn't get to see everything (we've been before) but it still hits home. Interesting railway bridge and WW2 resistance memorial nearby too.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

A great place to visit on a cycling day - very picturesque indeed! The ascent to the top is well worth it.

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toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Small scale but worth the effort to see the remains of the German redoubt which was destroyed by the Australian tunneling company

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Giggleswick, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1,124 helpful votes 1,124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If your into world war one its a must but read up about it or take a guide book with you as its not staffed or marked with boards to make sense of the pill boxes,craters & mines

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