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Address: Zwarteleenstraat 36-40, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
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One of the few 'well worth paying for' tours...

Well laid out with lots of historic artifacts and films - well worth a visit to get a sense of the scale and size of the local battles and the whole WW1 historic position

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 18, 2016
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Well laid out with lots of historic artifacts and films - well worth a visit to get a sense of the scale and size of the local battles and the whole WW1 historic position

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Reading the history of some of the exploits of WW1 doesn't prepare you for seeing the sites. This was such an important place and yet it was much smaller than I expected. The fact that the road local and houses are up close adds to the sensation that the place is quite small. Very glad we visited the site nonetheless

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

The sunny day turned sombre as we drove from Tyne Cot up the man-made Hill 90 to view the woods and, within them, the gouged hole forming a deep crater brimming with dark water. This land was riddled with networks of tunnels excavated by both German and Allied armies. The French held the hill at the start of WWI. The... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

One has to actually walk in those 100 yr old trenches to appreciate the enormity of the sacrifices those soldiers made for us and our freedom. Well worth the 5 euro admission Good selection of artifacts in the museum part too

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This site requires little interpretation just a bit of imagination. Walk around it and imagine what life must have been like before, during and after the mine was detonated.

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

One of the areas recognised by Australians due to the Will Davies book Beneath Hill 60 and the Australian tunnellers that set the mine that when set off was felt in London. New walking boardwalk provides acces to all travellers as you go into the massive crater left. Remembering this is also a memorial due to the numerous soldiers still... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Hill 60 is a great place to understand a lessor known aspect of WW1 that is the tunneling war. When you drive there you have to go past the memorials before you come to a small carpark. There is a wooden walkway but you have to walk to the left you will see a dirt path this will take you... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Sometimes we think that as Australians, Gallipoli was the big event. A visit to Ypres reveals our men did even more on the Western Front. The Memen Gate at Ypres should be seen by all if possible, so many names wasted. Now on the pleasant side. A lovely town, friendly with great bars and retail.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

The significance of Hill 60 in WW1 is huge, yet until our tour guide told us the details I had never heard of it. Apparently even a movie has been made about Hill 60. Visit but also Wiki it for a comprehensive understanding of its significance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Hill 60 is free to visit, and had no-one else there when we visited in September. You can see bunkers and craters, and can but imagine what it must have been like. Caterpillar crater is right near by and also worth visiting. There is a really small area for parking and a couple of interesting memorials to see.

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