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Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Ieper (Ypres)
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This is an excellent site which truly gives you an impression of the trenches and conditions, which the soldiers had to endure. Very thought provoking and well worth the visit.

Thank scotishtravelbug
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited Saturday 10th November which was a very busy but rainy day, atmospheric among the trees with views of the trenches. Exhibiltion and cafe limited space on busy day/poor weather. Large number of viewing machines showing photographs of the fighting front from the 1914-18 period. Well worth a visit

Thank Lord E
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The preserved trenches with their V shape, underground communication tunnels, shell craters, were a real insight into the experience of the first war. the visitor could appreciate how vulnerable and exposed to snipers and artillery bombardment the soldiers must have felt. The attached museum adds colour.

Thank ian j
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've visited this site on numerous occasions with friends and family, my last review was scathing, under new ownership, the muesem and eating areas are now clean. Outside is as it should be largely untouched. Well worth a visit.

Thank X5710NXpaulh
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visiting the area for the WWI centenary, Sanctuary Wood was undoubtedly one of the highlights. With well preserved trenches and vivid photographic evidence, it is worth the €8 entrance fee.

Thank jasonk551
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Seeing the remnants of the trench network, the shell holes and the pools of water, yes it had rained, something Belgium seems to have a lot of, but you do not visit these places to get a suntan. The first and for oh so many last time they would go "overseas", these preserved sites force us to think of the sacrifice on the altar of empires that so many made.
Sanctuary Wood as the name implies was a resting place, theoretically safe from the shattering effects of artillery, but in truth no such thing. The shells hit her too as the nearby mounds of spent artillery testify.
It is a haunting experience walking through the remaining trenches especially the tunnel.

Thank Ahungrybear
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bit off the beaten track but again worth visiting for its sad beauty and its beautifully maintained grounds.

Thank David C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Compared to in Flanders Fields this is poor value but does allow you to experience in a meagre way what the trenches were like. More poignantly you could see large holes in the ground where artillery must have hit and imagine how appalling it must have been. The displays are otherwise a bit of a waste of time. We payed only 1 euro less than In Flanders Fields, but we're in and out in 15 minutes.

Quite honestly it's more of a business enterprise than a memorial and that didn't feel quite right.

Thank QCooke
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is now a place of peace. All of these sites of WW! are beautifully maintained. This place is , now, thanfully a lovely quiet place for contemplation and reflection of what so many young commonwealth men had to endure.

Thank wannabeaussie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sanctuary wood puts you in the mind of a day in the trenches of WW1, how horrific the conditions were. Ypres preserved battlefield museum.

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