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Ypres
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  • Sanctuary Wood Cemetery
  • Sanctuary Wood is one of the larger woods in Zillebeke. Within it is the Cemetery, containing nearly 2,000 graves of British Soldiers, and ranging over 2 acres. Find it next to Hill 60.
  • Address:
    • Canadalaan
    • 8902 Zillebeke
    • Ieper
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  • Menin Gate Memorial
  • The Menin Gate (Menenpoort) was erected by the British in 1927 in memory of the 55,000 soldiers who died here in World War I, and were never identified or recovered.
  • Address:
    • Kavwekijnstraat 1
    • 8900
    • Ieper
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  • Hill 60
  • A cemetery without tombstones, Hill 60 is a man-made mound, from railway excavations, that was the scene of fierce battles & an underground mine war, from 1915-1917.
  • Address:
    • Zwarteleenstraat
    • 8902 Zillebeke
    • Ieper
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  • Saint Peter's Church
  • Despite all the destruction of the First World War, this 12th-century church was rebuilt. Architect Jules Coolmans replaced its Gothic spire with a lovely Romanesque tower.
  • Address:
    • Rijselsestraat
    • 8900
    • Ieper
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  • St George's Memorial Church
  • Saint George's Memorial Church was built to commemorate over 500,000 British & Commonwealth troops, who died in the momentous battles around Ypres in World War I.
  • Address:
    • Elverdingsestraat 1
    • 8900
    • Ieper
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  • Castle of Elverdinge
  • The first castle here, built in the 12th-century, was been burned out completely. But in 1925 this extravagantly reconstructed Rococo-style version was erected.
  • Address:
    • Vlamertingsestraat
    • 8906
    • Elverdinge
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  • Essex Farm Cemetery
  • It was here that John McCrae wrote the now-famous poem 'In Flanders Fields', in 1915. 1,200 WW1 servicemen are buried here, 103 of them unknown.
  • Address:
    • Diksmuideweg
    • 8900
    • Ieper
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  • Battlefield Exploration
  • If you've come to Ypres to visit the battlefields of the Yser, Picardie, Somme or Champagne, Battlefield Exploration can help – they have expert battlefield tour guides.
  • Address:
    • Remi Ghesquierestraat 21
    • 8900
    • Ieper
  •   Telephone+32 (0) 486 96 83 07
  • Castle Du Parc
  • This impressive castle was built in Flemish Renaissance style, in 1856 by Viscount Gustaheve du Parc. It is situated in a large park & still has much of its original furniture.
  • Address:
    • Hospitaalstraat
    • 8908 Vlamertinge
    • Ieper
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  • Bedford House Cemetery
  • Bedford House Cemetery, in green fields around in Zillebeke, is the final resting place of 5,000 British soldiers who died in World War I – 3011 of them never identified.
  • Address:
    • Rijselseweg 83
    • 8902 Zillebeke
    • Ieper
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