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Sanctuary Wood, Ieper (Ypres)
(1.7/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Much of this museum had expected, but fell. Messy set up and outside in the craters running I got not the real feeling. All in all I found for the entrance fee the what.
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  • Visit here and the Passendale Museum at the beginning of your WW1 tour. It will give you a better understanding of the detail and you will appreciate the big picture better. Do look at the photos in t...  more »
  • Both the trenches and the attached museum are, in my mind, better for their oft-criticised ramshackle nature. Many of the museum exhibits are without description, and that, in addition to the random p...  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.