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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a very important but very low key & unassuming battle site. place is basically untouched & undeveloped with various bunkers, craters & disused shells still visible. very sobering to think how important this place was for 4 years & the front line basically changed hands...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hill 60 Leper Belgium is a WW1 battlefield memorial site literally untouched ground left afterthe conflict. It is now a preserved park in the Zwarteleen area of Zillebeke south of Ypres. Kind of sobering to see firsthand the conditions, imagine crouching in there for days...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing site and gives you the feel of the territory that was continually fought over changing sides several times. A nice place to stop and reflect.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in MAY last year, a visit that was a wonderful visit, We visited many different places. Every place visited was wonderful, and Hill 60 was a wonderful, we spoke to some very nice people, we will visit again next year

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Hilda W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hill 60 632858645 Visited as part of a tour of WW1 sites. Very interesting to hear about what went on and to see a small piece of ground virtually left as it was at the end of the war (apart from the trees)

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

It is fascinating to see this area as it still covered in shell holes and there is a walkway which shows how closely fought the area was. Recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Interesting place to visit to see how the terrain and landscape changed due to WW1. Pill box good place to illustrate the changing positions of the front lines but also the nature of the war of attrition i.e. Concrete suggests longevity. Good place to take...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Was out visiting the local battlefield and after about an hour of walking around on a warm day we were all getting thirsty. We saw the cafe nearby and decided to give it a go. They had plenty of tables, but we were lucky as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

This is a site of a battle during WW1. There are some German bunkers on the site so you can see how they were protected.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

we were on a tour when we visited here so didn't have to explore the facts on our own- the site was good- interesting view of terrain and areas of underground explosive tactics used by allies. good walking trail

Date of experience: October 2018
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Zoe A
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hill 60 is open all the time it is free to enter & the car coach parking area is now fully open( after a new bridge has been installed)you dont book in ,just turn up, i was there 2 weeks ago & it was welly boots required,
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