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Address: Zwarteleenstraat 36-40, Ieper (Ypres) B-8902, Belgium
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Hill 60 Memorial.

Another memorial to those who died in the cause of freedom. This is one of many places that can be visited if you are touring the sites of WW1

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Barry L
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Nuremberg, Germany
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288 reviews 288 reviews
121 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I don't think it's worth the drive alone, maybe with a tour guide it would have more significance but the place itself it's a park with a few damaged buildings and craters.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Another memorial to those who died in the cause of freedom. This is one of many places that can be visited if you are touring the sites of WW1

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Hill 60 is one of the few landscapes in Ieper that still feel fought over, with the remains of a pill box and plenty of craters in the ground. It is not a preserved landscape though, so it is still difficult to really imagine what went on - I was disappointed, for example that there is no view of Ieper... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Standing at Hill 60 looking at the spot where so many Australians performed such an amazing feat was awe inspiring. Right at the site there is a cafe called Hill 60 Cafe. Four €1,60 you get a coffee, biscuit and a little aperitif... Great value and a great site.

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A very well visited area. The first tour bus arrives at 0900..... Some car parking and paths are boing put in to limit erosion. An area around 200 x 250 M - in effect it is an open air mass cemetery and there are still many men still buried. The view towards Ieper shows you why it was important to... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Hill 60 was the last place on our tour of the Ypres salient and having read the story of Oliver Woodward was keen to explore the site. It did not disappoint. The hilly grounds give a great insight as to what it must have been like 100 years ago. The cratered sight with pill box was fascinating. A great site... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

After having seen the movie, Hill 60 and knowing the history behind it, I was really keen to visit Hill 60 and I have to say, it wasn't how I expected it to be. To be honest, I was a little disappointed being that is a memorial site. It has obviously not been looked after at all, there are sheep... More 

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Manchester, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Very interesting and emotive place to visit, some works are being carried out at the moment which impede on the experience a little but it was great to visit the site.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The 60 refers to 60m above sea level which is not very high but wasa vantage point where the Germans could see the countryside for miles around. Trying to captureit cost thousandsof lives.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

When you view the surrounding hills from the Belfry of the Cloth Hall in Ypres, its hard to imagine their real significance, they just merge into the horizon. Stand near Hill 60 and look back to Ypres and despite the trees and development you realize why it was so important to hold this feature Nature has landscaped the crater riven... More 

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