A list of places to visit in and around Ypres (modern day name: Ieper)
Places to visit in the area
Hill 60 Museum, Memorial and preserved battle site.
The above photos were taken at Hill 60 and Caterpillar Crater. (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.
Poperinge – Behind the lines. See where the Toc-H-movement was born. www.talbothouse.be
A few miles away
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.
Town Square – Chocolate paradise.
Ramparts – A pleasant stroll. Boating on the lake.
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.
Coast only 45 mins away – miles of sand, Cycle hire and much more.