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Hill 60, Ieper (Ypres)

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Hill 60 commemorates the site of a major British underground offensive that required Australian troops to tunnel deep in the earth. A concrete machine gun bunker still stands and some of the trenches have been restored so that you can get a feel for what it must have been like in the battle of Ypres. Much of the battlefield, which would have been muddy and covered in tunnels and trenches, has come alive again with trees and grass. Hike or bike along the trails that cut through the field, leading you past memorials to soldiers and information plaques describing the Australian mining squad's tunneling work. To better appreciate the significance of the site, consider reserving a guide, who will give you in-depth information on the battle and the military strategies played out there. Before you head to Ieper (Ypres), plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ieper (Ypres) holiday planner, to make sure you see all that Ieper (Ypres) has to offer, including Hill 60.
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  • this is a great site to visit and touch and see first had the waste of life - all fighting for a cause all dying alone  more »
  • Not far from Sanctuary Wood. It shows the line where the British and Germans fought each other. The views are wonderful  more »
  • Very moving site, our tour guide brought it to life for us. The area has been left intact except for the wooden walkway ..... which I personally thought was an excellent addition. Well worth a visit b...  more »
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  • The wooden trails made it more accessible, certainly while rainy, but it did remove some of the authentic feel imo. Still a must see, certainly if you know the story behind it, with underground warfare etc.
  • Impressive place and a must visit. The place has been renovated, well done.
  • Quick look around. Glad we did but it's not a must do. Gives some insight into how small places had such significance and cost so much in human lives. If the surrounding trees hadn't grown so much it might be a better insight.
  • Small, expensive, not sure if it are real trenches
  • Oh Canada - Thank you for then and now...