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Lochnagar Crater: Tours & Tickets

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A well preserved mine crater from the first world war. A boardwalk allows you to walk around, information panels tell the story. Follow signs 'La grand mine' from La Boisselle. On road parking just before crater. Sat-navs may direct you down tracks...more
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Route de la Grande Mine, 80300 Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France
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All reviews well worth a visit information boards both sides la grande future generations german trenches awe inspiring sobering reminder brave men somme area first world war the main road who lost their lives large hole glory hole board walk explosion
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing to do with Prince Charles, the Balmoral estate and his children's book, but a tunnel, dug by Royal Engineers and filled with 19 mines under the German lines and exploded on July 1st, 1916 - the first disastrous day of the Battle of the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank taff515
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing site. You have to see this crater to understand the scale of the explosions. Photos do not do it justice. You can walk around the crater and contemplate the destruction of war

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank scotishtravelbug
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little bit off the beaten track but worth the visit for the information provided explains everything. A quiet place which gives scope to think about what actually went on here

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Carolyn F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How can a big hole in the ground be impressive? The question is answered as soon as you see the crater and appreciate the planning, effort and sacrifice that went into it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ZoltanPeppa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been a few years since we last visited and we could not believe the advancements made with regard to the increase in the level of information provided on the boards, the additional seating to sit and reflect, the garden area, the board walks...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank FMMSouthWales
Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

It is free to visit the crater and easily signposted from all around so no problems finding it. Also plenty of parking spaces for coaches and cars. My husband’s great grandfather was killed during the battle of the Somme and it is recorded that a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

Another one of many sites throughout the day. Amazing reading how it was created. And immaculately kept.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Martin0159
Reviewed 11 August 2019

Free and the history behind it is very interesting i first thought it was a massive bomb dropped but after reading the signs around it became clear what exactly happened

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank raykentours
Reviewed 9 August 2019 via mobile

Impressive crater, is well maintained memorial well worth a stop to pay respect to all these soldiers,

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ClaudeV967
Reviewed 4 August 2019 via mobile

Not very far from Albert - sign posted off the main road - follow the poppy signs when you enter the village. Lots of information boards - evocative as all these things are. What always strikes one is how young most of the participants were....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Nicola B
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