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Sanctuary Wood, Ieper (Ypres)

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Honoring the Canadian troops who fought at Ypres Salient in World War I, Sanctuary Wood marks the spot where the troops executed their first planned offensive against German troops. During the attack the Canadians regained territory at the top of the hill, denying the German troops a view of Ypres. Located just outside the city, terraced gardens lead up to the a gray stone block that bears the Canadian insignia. Walk up to the monument for an excellent view over the town and the landscaped gardens. Work out when and for how long to visit Sanctuary Wood and other Ieper (Ypres) attractions using our handy Ieper (Ypres) vacation builder.
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  • Amazing place giving you a feeling of what those soldiers had to endure. Kept very much as it was. On entry one is even able to view through photographs the lives of these men at that time  more »
  • Interesting but a bit of a strange mix of objects haphazardly thrown together. There are no descriptions which is a bit frustrating and the entry fee seemed high. Only took around 45 minutes to go aro...  more »
  • Took this trip and thought it well worth the visit. It brought home the horrors of war quite vividly. A small museum with primitive interactive what the butler saw boxes. However when wandering throug...  more »
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  • This is an incredible experience. The collection of WWI artifacts, war art and trenches is simply amazing. The family and this museum is truly a credit to our remembrance of the First World War. Thank you for providing such an unforgettable experience. My students from years past still rave about visiting this site.