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Hill 60

Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Ranked #11 of 31 attractions in Ieper (Ypres)
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I first visited this site as a thirteen year old on my first European school trip in1963. Unfortunately, nowadays (and the reason for only 4 stars) is that it has been cleaned up a lot for the tourist attraction and I don't believe that it has the same impact on me now as it did then 50 years ago. Because... More

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Launceston, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Another unmissable site on the Western Front. With a guide you can learn the detail of what occurred here & the significance of it in the broader picture of the battles & the war. It is far more than a big hole & preserved shell-holed landscape & a few memorials

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Aughton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Do visit this but you must go with a guide otherwise it is impossible to understand its significance.

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Norfolk
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

There is considerable history to hill 60 which as in a previous review I recommended a book by Rose Coombes called "before endeavours fade" on ebay about £15. This will guide you everywhere and give you a potted history. The site itself is not too well signposted but a little preplanning will get round that one. There is a small... More

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Perth, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were so lucky to have the experienced guides from Camalou, Christian and Annette, explain the significance and the context of this important site. There were so many small details I wouldn't have considered, from the shell craters to the railway line, and we certainly wouldn't have found what was hidden in the forest nearby. Watch your footing here, though.... More

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Trafalgar, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The large crater caused by the Hill 60 explosion plus the various smaller bomb holes shows how intense the battles were

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
87 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were given a fascinating talk by our tour guide and the story of the railway dumping the soil from their excavations here all tied in with the low lying nature of the area and the vital need for those defending Ypres/Ieper to hold it. The remains of the various pillboxes and who made them told a story of their... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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192 reviews 192 reviews
77 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We went there of a morning tour. Nice little place to visit with a few monuments & a proper crater with water in it left over from the great war. Please note that if it has been raining the paths may be a bit muddy.

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Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Has a magnificent time with our guide Pete Smith from Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours learning, exploring and appreciating the immense task our tunnellers had at Hill 60. If you haven't read the book or seen the movie by Will Davies, do so before you go! We also met Dutch a Engineering group who study the strategies from WW1 as part... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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95 reviews 95 reviews
55 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

I visited early in the morning and found this site very tranquil and interesting. It's not of the same standard as Tyne Cot and considerably smaller but worth a visit all the same, as are all the cemetery's and moments.

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