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Address: Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
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we wandered for some time and found this interesting. lots of attmosphere and few people when we went. toilets available

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peterborough, United Kingdom

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The trenches are partially filled in but still provide a feeling for how life was like for soldiers. Many, many stereoscope pictures are set up in the museum and show EVERYTHING from the war - super powerful. The return to successful agriculture in fields beyond the Wood is a testament to the local people's strength.

Thank Marit S
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we wandered for some time and found this interesting. lots of attmosphere and few people when we went. toilets available

Thank jamescE3374NI
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were really able to envisage what it must have been like 100 years ago, living and fighting in these trenches. Incredible.

Thank Janet M
Stalisfield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was good to see Sanctuary Wood and the difficulty that would have been encountered trying to take Hill 62. There are trenches still maintained that you can walk through. Like many of these sites though, there is not enough in the way of explanation of the attempts to take Hill 62 and the difficulties faced by the troops trying... More 

Thank Murray_D47
Irvine, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

However, standing there listening to the birds sing and the sun shining on your back it is impossible to imagine the horror of 100 years ago. Quirky Museum that's not going to win prizes for its factual accuracy, but has some wonderful artefacts and the photo viewers are worth the admission alone. A new toilet block has been added in... More 

Thank kcochrane9
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a hot day in April, but the best trenches and tunnels were waterlogged, so glad that I remembered my wellies, unlike the other tourists who had to experience the trenches without getting in. The tunnels were the highlight of the day, using our phones as torches. They have a museum which was okay, and a bar or... More 

Thank harrietmchugh
Coventry England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very thought provoking visit. The museum didn't interest me that much, just wasn't my cup of tea, but that's just my opinion. Once you get outside into the wood though that is very different. Absolutely fascinating. The trenches as they were 100 years ago, even a few trees left as they were when the guns fell silent. What really... More 

Thank Frankie36
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a recreation. The museum is small with lots of artifacts but no explanation. The trenches are why to go here. They have no signs or information either. You can walk along the top and stay dry if ground is dry or walk in the trenches. Some wetter spots but I walked most of it with good running shoes and... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Visited the Hill 62 museum at Sanctuary Wood as part of a 3 day visit to the WWI battlefields around Ypres (also known as Ypra and Leper depending on the language). It is low-tech - no gimmicks just real life original trenches as they were. Fascinating.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

The Sanctuary Wood has lots of trees and bushes. I enjoyed looking at the trees, especially since the sun was shining brightly. We had a good exercise walking in this wood. Still, we kept on seeing the ditches where the soldiers and officers were hiding. At least these trees protected the soldiers. Still, no one of them could walk like... More 

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