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Hill 60

Zwarteleenstraat 36-40, Ieper (Ypres) B-8902, Belgium
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Ranked #11 of 31 Attractions in Ieper (Ypres)
Type: Historic Sites
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Prague, Czech Republic
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Hill 60 is very interesting and atmospheric place, you walk around shell holes from 2 wars, couple of bunker remains and one very large hole. It was nice sight to visit, but from the stellar reviews here I expected something different (trenches, bunkers and barren area) so I was kinda dissapointed, but I would still recommend to visit this site.

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Cambridge
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A hillock where some of the fiercest fighting took place, so peaceful now just sheep grazing, but pleased that the area has been kept and preserved, except for a rather large house and gate blocking some views? Wonder who gave them planning permission?

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96 reviews 96 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were doing a biking trip around the Ypres salient (De Westhoek Bike network), Hill 60 was one of the stops along the route. This was my second time visiting this site and it is still well worth the visit. As you walk across the rough uneven ground still showing the scars of two world wars you cannot help but... More

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Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
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98 reviews 98 reviews
14 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A private museum and very tired. The trenches are well worth a look at though but be prepared to get muddy

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

From the moment we stepped through the gate my Wife had bad feelings here. There is so much packed into such a small space that the battle here must have been fierce. Do some research before you visit as understanding some of what happened eyre will really help you interpret the lay of the land.

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Melbourne
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It is difficult to imagine now that so many men fought and died for such a small plot of land. There is a memorial plaque at the site. Ironically it has bullet damage from the 2nd WW.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is amazing - a real trench site with so many artefacts BUT someone needs to spend money on giving the museum proper space and display structure as its just a muddle at the moment!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Wandering amongst the shell holes and pillboxes is absolutely surreal. A small study of the events which occurred around Hill 60 is highly recommended before visiting, as there is little information on site. As an earlier reviewer noted: understanding what happened here will significantly enhance your visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a fantastic sight and such an important of the war efforts. Wander among the pill boxes and fortifications and let your mind wonder to the amount of explosives that shaped this landscape. Dont miss it

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Sheffield, UK
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Hill 60 and the Caterpillar are a must visit site. The Caterpillar, whilst not as large as Lochnagar, is a sight to behold and slightly unnerving for being so tranquil today. Ensure to understand what happened there, before visiting; it will make the visit all the more poignant.

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