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“Exercise and a view!”
Review of Belfry

Belfry
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

If you can choose to do this on a clear day, and you are fit enough to cope with the 250+ steps, the you'll be rewarded with fine views of Ieper town and the surrounding countryside and Great War battlefields.

At the top, the walkway is narrow and not really suitable for those with limited manoeuvrability.

However, there are clear and useful information boards on each of the four sides of the tower, describing near and distant locations.

Our visit occurred on a damp day, and so although we had reasonable views of the town centre, the distant countryside was somewhat lost.

Overall, however, I'd recommend this experience, and I'm sure we'll do it again in better weather.

Thank BigTreeScotland
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

You can access it from the In Flanders Fields Museum...nice views of the area & photos at the top showing you what you are looking at.

Thank LookingForFamilyFun
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

The Belfrey tour is well worth it for the history and it was so interesting to see how the bell and tunes worked, it was great.

Thank Lisa_Sydney1608
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

amazing to see all round Ypres, although scary looking down on the small dots of people below when you are out on the roof (no health and safety here).
It's a hard slog up the 231 steps round the narrow windy staircase but very worth it.

1  Thank Jules286903
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

Well worth the walk up.. no good if you have leg problems! Some great views but the walkways are small so be careful, you are right up against the roof.. safe enough but not for the disabled!

Thank bob1323
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