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Sanctuary Wood

Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
+32 57 46 63 73
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  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
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“bomb craters” (17 reviews)
“barbed wire” (10 reviews)
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Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
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+32 57 46 63 73
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"preserved trenches"
in 28 reviews
"bomb craters"
in 17 reviews
"barbed wire"
in 10 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 41 reviews
"private collection"
in 18 reviews
"small museum"
in 19 reviews
"war memorabilia"
in 6 reviews
"brought home"
in 7 reviews
"school trip"
in 8 reviews
"flanders field museum"
in 6 reviews
"first world war"
in 12 reviews
"wellies"
in 31 reviews
"photos"
in 84 reviews
"boxes"
in 35 reviews
"hill"
in 87 reviews
"mud"
in 42 reviews
"trees"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Theres a museum with lots to see, the staff were very friendly. A bar serving drinks and food with picnic tables out the front. Walking through the trenches was a great experience.

Thank Georgina W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's only by seeing first hand these places that you get the true sense of reality. The facts that the Canadian Students tell you & the historians have written only become apparent when you can see, feel, touch & embrace the experience. A must visit

Thank NannyGrottBaggs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit, especially if you are a war buff. The woods still seems to whisper the sounds of war. It is not difficult to imagine the engagement that took place so long ago.

1  Thank Tim D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cut myself and ruined a nice jumper but it was lit because people got lost in the muddy tunnel yay and there were cows.

Thank Sophie C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The name may suggest that this Wood was a sanctuary from the horrors of war, but it was just the opposite, it must have been hell on earth, for those who were there, The is a series of original trench’s and tunnels, which can only...More

1  Thank ERIC B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was a memorable visit we just wandered around at our own pace, took in the views, and the pathways, we awe struck just looking around, taking in the area , these men and boys did not have a chance in life, RIP,

Thank Hilda W
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

During the war ALL the trees had been destroyed. So difficult to imagine the bleakness The trenches have been preserved and also the tunnels. This is realyy worth visiting.

1  Thank CambridgeIan
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Sanctuary Wood and Hill 62 are well worth a visit. Trenches preserved in their original condition and more WWI artefacts in the museum and outside in the woods. You can spend a good two hours here. There's lots to see and explore. And when you've...More

1  Thank Ian B
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Lots of memorabilia trenches are interesting, but not key up well. It does let you get the feel of the mud of the times.

Thank Eddie W
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

You can still see the shattered stumps of the trees that were blasted to woodchips during the horrendous bombardments of WW 1. You can walk in the original trenches (you need Wellington Boots) and see a selection of the horrible trench mortars and barbed wire....More

Thank JonathanSuch2013
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pmw44
11 July 2017|
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Response from 466Richard789466 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but on greatwar website the hours are 0900 to 1800. When we were there in late May it opened promptly at 0900.
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