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Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
+32 57 46 63 73
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Took kids aged 9 and 10 to Sanctuary Wood. The museum is a mild diversion but the trenches are the real attraction, in the woods out the back. Shell holes in the woodland add to the scene and the links between main trench and OPs...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank douglassmall
Reviewed 19 November 2018

This is somewhere you need to make your own mind up about. We visited as were staying in Ypres for the weekend. A cold autumn Sunday morning brought out the colours of the woodland, the dampness of the ground and the mud within. Made you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MarkB4488
Reviewed 17 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank scotishtravelbug
Reviewed 15 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lord E
Reviewed 14 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ianj575
Reviewed 12 November 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank X5710NXpaulh
Reviewed 12 November 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jasonk551
Reviewed 12 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ahungrybear
Reviewed 9 November 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank David C
Reviewed 29 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.