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Hill 60

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Address: Zwarteleenstraat 36-40, Ieper (Ypres) B-8902, Belgium
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This modest hill, man made with spoil from a railway cutting, became a 'must have' location for both sides due to its elevation and the numerous battles for control cost dearly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

At the time of our visit it was a bit of a mess, with work going on to improve the access. Although we had a guide it was a confusing site and probably the most dissapointing on the Salient. It seems there is a dilemma between preserving it as a war grave and developing it as an attraction to accurately... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This modest hill, man made with spoil from a railway cutting, became a 'must have' location for both sides due to its elevation and the numerous battles for control cost dearly. Some 43,000 men were killed or wounded here and when you look silently at the territory, you can't help feeling disbelief.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Hill 60 is a War Grave to a number of Allied Soldiers and at this time is being 'redeveloped' to make it more accessible by adding a new wooden walkway. By the time it is finished I am confident it will be superb.

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Perth
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I had seen the Australian film and read the book; I had to see the hill itself. John was a wonderful guide and we explored the area for nearly an hour. John explained that the local people had chosen to leave the site just as it was and any softening of the damage has been made by nature. There is... More 

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A place so peaceful it belies the massive impact of one of the largest ever set of man made explosions. take a moment to think about the events that left such a huge crater and the futility of that effort in the face of what was to follow. Also, the bullet holes in the memorial to the Aussie miners left... More 

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Poyntzpass
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The sign at the gate reminds you that the remains of an unknown number of soldiers, from both sides, remain buried in the tunnels they were digging when they were killed. A few small individual memorials show a personal touch.

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Amsterdam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This area was one of the places with the history of the WW I. We stopped for a moment to see the monuments of the Hill 60. We didn´t go to the field as it was raining very hard.

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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I don't really know how to review a place like this - but I definitely recommend it! I find it difficult to review because I find it difficult to describe the feeling you get when you stand there and think about the history of the place... incredible, though an understatement, I suppose will do.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Visiting this area to see where a special grandfather had fought and was injured and sadly died later.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Nice little café just next to the actually hill. So worth a visit if you are in need of some refreshments. The hill it self is worth a visit for the history of the tunnels. & the battle.. & as an added bonus watch beneath Hill 60 film a good film & it gets you in the mode for this... More 

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