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Wellington Tunnels, Memorial to the Battle of Arras

Rue Arthur Deletoille, 62000, Arras, France
+33 3 21 51 26 95
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Enter one of the most secret place of military history, and discover a real underground town, where more than 20 000 soldiers of the Commonwealth prepared the most surprising attack of WW1.
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Rue Arthur Deletoille, 62000, Arras, France
+33 3 21 51 26 95
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

These were disused limestone quarry workings, exploited by mainly New Zealand (hence the name "Wellington") to form a network of tunnels accommodating thousands of Allied troops for a surprise attack against German lines in 1916. (successful, but subsequently squandered with great loss of life by...More

1  Thank bigal257
Reviewed 17 October 2015

well worth a visit. Basically a stone quarry (historically) that became part of WW1 tunnels from Arras to the Front Line trenches. Very interesting and thought provoking.

Thank Cath R
Reviewed 16 October 2015

We were very glad that we took the time to do the 30 minute walk from the town centre to visit this place as it far exceeded our expectations. We had about a 70 minute wait for the next available tour but was well worthwhile....More

1  Thank NauticalDreamer3010
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This was a truly amazing place to visit. The staff were excellent and the guided tour through the complex was worth an even longer stay. Bilingual guide and great visuals re-enforced this stunning role in the history of WW1 - how much more can the...More

Thank Methilkid
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Went to visit La Carriere Wellington, Hoping as stated it was disabled friendly and Yes much to my surprise Every one can get round without a problem, I had my Mobility scooter and I did not miss a single bit of the tunnels, The guide...More

Thank Jayne D
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This was an incredibly powerful experience. The underground tour is simply a "must do." The staff are fluently bilingual and very knowledgeable about this part of the battle of Arras.

Thank ginamike
Reviewed 23 September 2015

This is a former underground quarry, originally the chalk underneath Arras supplied stone for the town's buildings, but was then used as part of a tunnel complex used as a underground garrison by allied forces during WW1 and commemorates the British and Anzacs soldiers who...More

Thank Cameron C
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Top location, but also advertised as " Wellington quarries " for the English speaking public. Value for money. One hour guided visit and film. Staff are all from the Arras Tourism Office, all highly professional, friendly and helpful

Thank conrad57
Reviewed 7 September 2015

The quarries must be seen with a guide for the full experience. While there is a background, this is definitely an ancillary museum that illustrates the importance of the underground tunnels which exited behind German lines, as well as living conditions there. However, some questions...More

Thank jrocker7
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Absolutely amazing storyline as you travel through the quarry 20 metres below. Gives a real feel feel of what it must have been like to be preparing to fight. A must see attraction if you are interested in the 1914-18 war.

Thank UKBlues
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Sharon D
19 April 2017|
Response from markmP4578SN | Reviewed this property |
Try Dianne and Vic Piuk at Les Alouettes Somme Battlefield tours .We went with them and they were excellent. It would depend if they have anything available now due to the late notice
27 March 2017|
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Response from PUTNEYBIKER | Reviewed this property |
Tours are fully guided and timed. Don't know if they do advanced booking. We turned up on a quiet Sunday morning and waited 20 mins for our tour start.
20 February 2017|
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Response from Tom-BFT | Reviewed this property |
You will be lucky to find a group that has pre booked. It's a brilliant place to visit and obviously very popular. Keep checking in for cancellations.