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Hill 60

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Address: Zwarteleenstraat 36-40, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
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It felt very quiet and sombre here and it's hard to imagine all those that lost their lifes here as your walking around and it makes you think what they went through when you see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It felt very quiet and sombre here and it's hard to imagine all those that lost their lifes here as your walking around and it makes you think what they went through when you see the trenches and hideouts. It's worth a visit but I wouldn't pay for a tour here. Take a car or hire a bicycle.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hill 60 is an interesting place, it's just been left as it was at the end of the war. Definitely worth a walk around.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A quiet but very informative insight into one of the key battle locations in WW1. Lots to see and read, and very easy to walk around and experience the significance of what happened here.

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Zandvoorde, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A rare monument, left untouched except by nature. Brings to life events like those described by Sebastian Faulks in 'Birdsong' which is all we heard apart from a couple of trains passing along the line between Hill 60 and the nearby crater.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The boardwalks around this area have made it easier to get around and it is well worth a visit while on the Ypres Salient battlefields circuit.

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Tamworth, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 2 children aged 7 & 10. They didn't really understand the significance of the hill and found it a bit boring though they were interested in the pill box bunker. There's a board walk, so probably suitable for wheelchair users. Take the little paths into the woods and try and understand how so many lives were lost at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we visited here 17 years ago, there was no access. Foot and mouth concerns. My son was 11. On this visit we were able to enter and it was very much worthwhile. The story of this landmark is gruesome but captivating. It has been preserved very sensitively and in this quiet moments it's possible to transport oneself back to... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site was a horrendous battlefield during the Great War and fought over by the French, Germans and British. In June 1917, two massive mines were fired under Hill 60 and at the near-by Caterpillar leaving enormous holes. This is the real place featured in the film BENEATH HILL 60 with the book of the same name giving further information.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Could any small piece of land change hands more often in the First World War. Can't wait to watch the movie "Beneath Hill 60", we are told it is an honest depiction of the battle here. Loved the Aussie Memorial Plaque from WW1 with bullet holes from a German soldier in WW11, doesn't get more real than that.

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Thank Desley H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

It was a nice way to remember the soldiers diring world war one although there is not much there anymore as it has been filled in

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