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Remains Mulberry Harbour

Harbor of Arromanches-les-Bains, France, Arromanches-les-Bains, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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slc
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Mulberry Harbour was quite frankly awe inspiring. Looking at them both from shore and up close at low tide is such a great experience. I would do it all over again!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fantastic to see how well built this must have been, I found it a very humbling experience and it's certainly a worth a trip to see.

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salisbury
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Worth a close up. Hard to believe what though, design and effort went into these. You are not supposed to but you can even get inside. A visit to the museum on the beach front shows these in model form as they werer originally. Must see that to appreciate it all the more

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Greater Manchester
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a must visit place just so that you can experience the scale of the operation and aftermath faced by all those brave soldiers who gave their lives so that France could be liberated and the UK and rest of the world could remain free from tyranny

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The remains of the Mulberry Harbour don't look that significant when you first see them, however there is plenty of information provided explaining the incredible engineering feat that they were and what an important part they played in the invasion of Normandy by the Allies. There are some excellent view points from the hillside and there are a variety of... More

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Hayesville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Easy to walk along the beach at low tide. So many items left from the invasion to see. Great little cafe and restaurants along the beach. Yes there are souvenir shops everywhere but they don't haggle you. Easy to skip on by or get that essential hat or t shirt.

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UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Mulberry Harbour was built in secret during the last World War and was the bigger than the Harbour at Dover. It was made from concrete sections and towed to Normandy, dropped in the sea, then bolted together by the Royal Engineers in just 9 hours. I didn't even know it existed and was overwhelmed by it. We were standing on... More

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Cheshunt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My wife and I, shamefully, as an English couple, knew little about the events of 6th June 1944. However, this was put right completely after visiting Arromanches. The museums and the remains of Mulberry Harbour gave us an education on the subject. It was absolutely amazing to see the extent of the remains. In fact, visiting this site together with... More

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Sydney, Australia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Make sure you take the time to visit the remains of the Mulberry Harbours. Best to get a view from the hills of Arromanches, then venture down onto the beach and sorrounds for a first hand look. We were there on a beautiful day, which made the scenes even more surreal. Really wortwhile.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

There is not much remaining of the Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches but what there is serves as a reminder of what happened on the beach at this pretty little seaside town. A feat of engineering that partially remains 70 years on - what a fabulous achievement. Some of the best views are from the top of the hill near the... More

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