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Ypres
World War I


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Flanders Fields Museum
  • Discover World War I, from all perspectives, in a unique way at the award-winning Flanders Fields Museum. The museum is located in the Lakenhalle.
  • Address:
    • Lakanhallen
    • Grote Markt 34
    • 8900
    • Ieper
  •   Telephone+32 (0) 57 23 92 20
  • 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
  • Museum Hooge Crater
  • The Museum Hooge Crater has complete reconstructions of epic World War I battle-scenes, with unique collections of old weapons, war equipment and war pictures.
  • Address:
    • Meenseweg 467
    • 8902 Zillebeke
    • Ieper
  •   Telephone+32 (0) 57 46 84 46
  • 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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  • Ramparts War Museum
  • This museum uses life-like reconstruction & original materials to take you back into the trenches & tunnels of WWI – with all of its hardship, terror and comaraderie.
  • Address:
    • Rijselsestraat 208b
    • 8900
    • Ieper
  •   Telephone+32 (0) 57 20 02 36
  • Yorkshire Trench & Dug-out
  • This site was discovered in the middle of an industrial estate, and is a small part of original trench and underground dug-out. Now preserved by a group of volunteers.
  • Address:
    • Bargiestraat
    • 8904 Boezinge
    • Ieper
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Ypres and the Great War, 1914-1918. World War 1 memorials, cemeteries, battlefield tours and tour guides in and around Ypres.


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