Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial

Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial

Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
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The Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial stands as an important symbol of remembrance and a lasting tribute to all Newfoundlanders who served during the First World War. At the heart of the memorial stands a great bronze caribou (the emblem of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment). Its defiant gaze forever fixed towards its former foe, the caribou stands watch over rolling fields that still lay claim to many men with no known final resting place.
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  • Mendiptf
    148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place to reflect
    There is a certain feeling when you walk around this superbly presented WW1 battlefield. It brings home the proximity in which the young men of the Great War were in as they fought in the frontline. As a place to visit, learn and reflect, it can’t be bettered. The Canadian students on site were a credit to themselves, their families and those they were there to keep memories alive for.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 1, 2023
  • Joakim D
    Middelfart, Denmark14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to experience WW1 history
    Very well preserved memorial site where you get the chance to walk in the trenches and really get the feeling of the massacre that has happened here. The Canadian students working here were very friendly and made us feel welcome from the moment we entered the area. Went with my family and my kids (14 and 12) got curious about WW1 from spending one hour here. That's quite unusual :)
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 14, 2023
  • KarenBek
    Aarhus, Denmark143 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kind of scary
    The well-preserved trenches here are well worth the visit - not least because you experience very clearly how short the distance between the Allied and the German trenches was (at least in this place). You stroll around the area in a short time, and at the back there is an area that is still fenced off because of undetonated explosives. The whole affair was kind of scary, I thought. I liked the memorial for the Scottish Highland division with the Gaelic inscription. The guides at the museum were lovely and welcoming people
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 24, 2023
  • AlbertaTraveller56
    36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not your average memorial
    We’re so glad we saw this. We were expecting to see just a statue or a caribou but it’s an actual 36 ha park with trees and paths. Within that setting the original trenches and craters have been left untouched. What was most striking was standing at the British/Newf front line and seeing the German line just a few hundred metres away. The staff were quite helpful but not intrusive. They honoured our wish to tour on our own after we turned down the free guided tour. It’s really a place of serenity to contemplate the horrific casualties enacted on the men that day when 86% of them were killed in 20 minutes.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 22, 2023
  • Richard P
    Otley, United Kingdom26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Educational and engaging.
    The wind and rain only added to the ambience of our visit as we were guided on a free 45 minute tour by Emi. She really knew her stuff and delivered it with a passion that ensured she maintained our interest and attention. The site is free to enter and I believe the tours start on the hour or you can make your own way round. If possible though I would strongly recommend you join the tour.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 21, 2023
  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,203 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Haunting landscape
    A haunting sight to see. The trenchlines and no man's land have been left as they were during the war over 100 years ago. You can walk along the trenches in some areas to both sides of the lines (German and French/British) and clearly will have amazing views over the battlefield. Entry is free as is parking across the street from the site itself. There's usually a staff member or two on site with bathrooms during opening hours. Read ahead about Beaumont-Hamel, or consider taking the numbered walk onsite with a guide. It's a place for reflection and taking a moment to pay respect to the young men who simply came here do what their duty when their respective countries called.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 2, 2023
  • Laurel M
    Calgary, Canada846 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a peaceful place now, hard to imagine the horrors of battle.
    As with the Vimy Memorial, this site, maintained by the government of Canada, is free and staffed by young Canadians. As it was late in the day, we chose not to do a guided tour but used the provided map to wander about. It’s so peaceful here, unlike other memorial sites we’ve visited on this trip. The caribou statue, symbol of the Newfoundland regiment, is high on a hill and facing the battlefield. It is stunning. You can walk the circular path to the top and see where the battle took place. Quiet and peaceful but extremely sad at the same time. Well worth a visit.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 18, 2024
  • carolineclayt
    Great Eccleston, United Kingdom98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Encourage a visit
    Tranquil place to visit. Incredibly well maintained and very natural landscape - you get real free of what it must have looked like. Visitors centre just the right size and informative. Incredibly helpful staff/volunteers. Nice walk around and no cost which is a bonus. Definitely worth a visit.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 16, 2024
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KarenBek
Aarhus, Denmark143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
The well-preserved trenches here are well worth the visit - not least because you experience very clearly how short the distance between the Allied and the German trenches was (at least in this place). You stroll around the area in a short time, and at the back there is an area that is still fenced off because of undetonated explosives. The whole affair was kind of scary, I thought.
I liked the memorial for the Scottish Highland division with the Gaelic inscription.
The guides at the museum were lovely and welcoming people
Written August 24, 2023
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC1,203 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Family
A haunting sight to see. The trenchlines and no man's land have been left as they were during the war over 100 years ago. You can walk along the trenches in some areas to both sides of the lines (German and French/British) and clearly will have amazing views over the battlefield. Entry is free as is parking across the street from the site itself. There's usually a staff member or two on site with bathrooms during opening hours. Read ahead about Beaumont-Hamel, or consider taking the numbered walk onsite with a guide. It's a place for reflection and taking a moment to pay respect to the young men who simply came here do what their duty when their respective countries called.
Written November 2, 2023
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Adrian D
Edinburgh, UK754 contributions
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Apr 2023 • Couples
Canada sends several groups of students each year to look after the Newfoundland Memorial and they do a great job. They are friendly and helpful and add to the overall experience of visiting the memorial. There's a visitor centre which tells you about the background of the Newfoundland Regiment. The focus of the memorial is the statue of a caribou, the emblem of the Newfoundland Regiment, which faces in the direction of the German positions. The statue also overlooks a network of trenches and the battlefield, over which the Newfoundland Regiment advanced. The trenches and no-man's land are well preserved and there are also areas fenced off due to live munitions. You can walk through the trenches and visit various sites around the battlefield. You're also able to visit the memorial to the 29th British Division and the 51st Highland Division monument, which was particularly poignant to a Scotsman like myself. Overall it's a great memorial site.
Written July 3, 2023
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Tring4
Tring, UK618 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
A peaceful and interesting place to visit . There is a small museum about the Newfoundland regiment . Really helpful Canadian staff . We did the self guided tour but a tour is available too . Great parking even in a Motorhome
Written March 13, 2022
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Mendiptf
148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
There is a certain feeling when you walk around this superbly presented WW1 battlefield.
It brings home the proximity in which the young men of the Great War were in as they fought in the frontline.
As a place to visit, learn and reflect, it can’t be bettered.
The Canadian students on site were a credit to themselves, their families and those they were there to keep memories alive for.
Written August 1, 2023
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Laurel M
Calgary, Canada846 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
As with the Vimy Memorial, this site, maintained by the government of Canada, is free and staffed by young Canadians. As it was late in the day, we chose not to do a guided tour but used the provided map to wander about.

It’s so peaceful here, unlike other memorial sites we’ve visited on this trip. The caribou statue, symbol of the Newfoundland regiment, is high on a hill and facing the battlefield. It is stunning. You can walk the circular path to the top and see where the battle took place.

Quiet and peaceful but extremely sad at the same time. Well worth a visit.
Written May 18, 2024
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Tradcob
Hampshire, England72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
We visited here with friends and joined a guided tour. The tour guide was excellent - really bubbly, enthusiastic and a great advocate for Canada. We learned lots about Newfoundlanders and the horrendous waste of life here. A fantastic site with lots to see and do. If it had a place to grab drinks ,it would be perfect 😉
Written June 15, 2022
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Steven P
London, UK162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We have visited this location several times. On this occasion it was for the anniversary of the Somme battle ceremony. Its an amazing living memorial to the fallen. Being able to walk through trenches and see just how close the opposing sides were at times. Always moving and always worth another visit.
Written July 3, 2022
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carolineclayt
Great Eccleston, UK98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Tranquil place to visit. Incredibly well maintained and very natural landscape - you get real free of what it must have looked like. Visitors centre just the right size and informative. Incredibly helpful staff/volunteers. Nice walk around and no cost which is a bonus. Definitely worth a visit.
Written June 16, 2024
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,552 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial is a large area commemorating the fallen soldiers of a Canadian force and Canadian soldiers in general, who died during World War I. There several cemeteries and memorials in this area. This particular memorial features the caribou, made in bronze, which was the emblem of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.
Written August 31, 2020
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