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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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  • My history loving family loved the trenches and the tunnel. You must have wellies or shoes you don't mind getting a little muddy if you enter the trenches or tunnel. The museum is a bit dated and smel...  more »
  • If you are doing the WW1 battlefield tours, this is one museum you must see. It really is an amazing place to visit and very thought provoking with some amazingly kept exhibits, it's a bargain at 8 Eu...  more »
  • Great memorial, the trenches are well preserved and very emotionally moving, the museum is a must visit as it contains lots of original uniforms, guns and literature  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.