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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
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Penzance, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

A quiet thoughful place despite the horrors that must have occurred there 100 years ago, the memorial thought provoking the caterpillar mine crater nearby is now a quiet deep lake

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Excellent trip with Phillipe from Quasimodo tours who gave a real insight into the history of this strategic WW1 hill

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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Came here as part of an organised Quasimodo tour. Amazing to see the land as it was in the battle, and really brings it home to you. Was amazing to see how close Iepers (Ypres) is....we will never forget.

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Harlech
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This area makes one realise the shear brutality of war and what some troops had to endure to succeed in removing the enemy from high positions. The 'diggers' who put their lives in danger not only from enemy fire, but all the dangers of mining deserve to truly and highly honoured.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Before going to hill 60 read Nigel Cave's book "HILL 69". This tells the true story of events in April 1915. It tells of the 5 shallow mines exploded that day, of the 4 VCs won in1 day, of the German's counter attack and their use of chlorine gas. Only then when you get there an idea of the scale... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We generally take our group to this area as is was a real battlefield and the damage inflicted during that time is still obvious to see. It show the continuing animosity shown in the damage to the memorial at the bottom of the hill done at the start of WW2

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It was great how you could walk through this. I liked seeing the pill box. As I went with a group of people we enjoyed our walk round hill 60. It was a great experience seeing this

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Ontario
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Not much to see but a good guide can bring it to life for you. Hard to believe a hundred years ago that spot was just mud and guts. Nature has reclaimed it. A grim reminder of war gone bye and how much worse future conflicts will be.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I found this eerily quiet & moving, but strangely peaceful considering what happened here in the past. certainly gives time for reflection. worth doing a bit of research before you come here, just to understand it a bit more. pity the restaurant/café wasn't open, but i was there very early in the morning.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A walk through a landscape unchnaged since the battles except it is grass now instead of mud. An Australian and English memorial in a quiet field that is an undulating moon scape containing pill boxes and sheep. It was quiet the day we were there. You can feel the old battlefield. Better than the museums. It is the real thing... More

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