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RIchard035 wrote a review Oct 2020
Northwood, United Kingdom962 contributions487 helpful votes
Lochnagar Crater resulted from British soldiers detonating a huge mine behind German lines during the Battle of the Somme in the First World War. It is now a large hole in the ground which you can walk around and find information about a selection of soldiers who fought in the area. You can park on the road nearby. Entry is free.
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Date of experience: August 2020
1 Helpful vote
Dimitris L wrote a review Aug 2020
Sydney, Australia21,830 contributions60,907 helpful votes
The Lochnagar Crater is a huge hole in the ground. However this is of great historical significance. A group of British engineers dug a tunnel under the area and explosives were placed there to be exploded on the first of July, 1916. This spot was occupied at the time by German troops. This was the first day of the Battle of the Somme. The Crater was named after Lochnagar Street where the entrance to the tunnel was opened. The explosion left a hole 30 metres deep by 100 metres wide. The site is under private ownership but free to visit. The private owner also installed a large Memorial Cross on site. The site has fortunately been preserved as a memorial and a service is held there on the first of July every year. The area is quite unstable due to its nature and history but visitors do not seem to mind too much. There are warning signs around the site. It is worth visiting as it is a reminder of the horrors of war.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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AngusWBA wrote a review Feb 2020
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom42 contributions64 helpful votes
It was just a short walk from where we stayed (Number Fifty6) to Lochnager Mine Crater. Definitely worth a visit whilst touring the Somme Battlefields and Ovillers-la-Boisselle. A great piece of history from the Great War....
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Date of experience: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
TopTraveller18 wrote a review Feb 2020
Basingstoke, United Kingdom489 contributions180 helpful votes
Lochnager Crater is where the allies placed 2 double decker bus' worth of ammunition under a German trench and blew it up during World War One. The site is a reminder of the horrors of the war and also helps you to understand one of the key events in the war and how ammunition was an important weapon. If you are in the area, this site is a must - visit, as it really gives an insight into the history of World War One.
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Date of experience: February 2020
3 Helpful votes
Ness W wrote a review Feb 2020
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom223 contributions72 helpful votes
Most people don’t know it’s there !! But just off the motorway tucked away is this enormous crater !!! The weather wasn’t good on the day we went which made this place more poignant . There is parking available by the site, and benches to sit down.
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Date of experience: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
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