Places of Interest

 

 

Ypres  - (modern day name Ieper)

 

Places to visit in the area – 

Hill 60 Museum, Memorial and preserved battle site.

(Good coffee and toilet stop)

Hill 62 (Sanctuary Wood) Museum – preserved trenches.

(Buy a drink and you can eat your own food inside)

Hooge Crater Museum - Well worth a visit

Langemarck German War Cemetery - See the difference between the immaculate CWGC cemeteries and the mass German graves.

Memorial Museum Passchendaele – Dugout experience. www.zonnebeke.be

 Poperinge – Behind the lines.  See where the Toc-H-movement was born.  www.talbothouse.be

A few miles away –

Iser Tower (Ijzertoren) at Diksmuide – 22 floors to explore  www.ijzertoren.be   

Trench of Death - A must visit.  Just outside Diksmuide on the Ijzer

Ieper -  Cloth Hall Ieper with its In Flanders Fields Museum. A must on any visit.

Menin Gate

Town Square – Chocolate paradise.

Ramparts – A pleasant stroll.  Boating on the lake.

Ramparts Cemetery.

Ramparts museum and Café – ‘T Klein Rijsel – Closed on Wednesday.  

Full details of Ieper and things to visit in the area – at  www.ieper.be

Nieuwpoort - The CWGC memorial is next to the imposing  King Albert 1 Memorial. The Albert Memorial can be accessed and the views from the top are outstanding.

Hedge Row Trench cemetery in the Palingbeek Nature reserve - Our favorite spot.

 

A day off from Battlefields! –  

Bellewaarde Theme park - Highly recommended by Aimee and Gramps.

Brugge

Coast only 45 mins away – miles of sand, Cycle hire and much more.

Markets galore. 

Steve Morse 2008

 

 

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