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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....More

Thank Lord E
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...More

Thank ian j
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
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
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...More

Thank Ahungrybear
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
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...More

Thank QCooke
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
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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many WW1 artefacts in two museums, the trench system appears to be some communication trenches from the British side, so not that deep. Some of the trench art is fantastic. Did not get a chance to try the cafe, but toilets are much much better...More

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pmw44
10 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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InertiaQuint
9 January 2016|
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We were there in August 2015. Sanctuary Wood - Hill 62 - is quite isolated but well worth the visit. There is a food and drink establishment here too. I would suggest your plan is plausible and can tell you that due to... More
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John L
8 May 2015|
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try resorthoppa, very good and cheap
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