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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a day spent visiting the WW1 Cemeteries and Memorials around the area this was our second stop after Tyne Cot. Make sure you pay respects at both the smaller Polygon Wood Cemetery (across the road - really demonstrates how difficult it was for the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NomadicKiwi1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hrdly happy place, but very beautiful, mainly Kiwis. Hard to imagine the terror of war, but what a wonderful place to be laid to rest.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Turtle5954
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

We visited the battle fields in December and it was cold. Frost and ice on the ground. It was not snowing or raining that day and there was no one shooting at us. Just wondering how these guys survived even a week in this environment....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BowenKar
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Lovely resting place for ANZAC soldiers. It is invredible to visit all these cemeteries that are located all over the countryside.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank scotishtravelbug
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Took family from New Zealand to cemetery and battleground where so many lost their lives in a matter of hours The number of gravestones without names is a sobering moment for contemplation Little parking but normally able to find a space

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank peterbaker40
Reviewed 16 May 2018

The battle of Polygon wood is a must for any ANZAC. Ensure you take the long road in and walk the tracks of our past. Old shelters, trenches and cemeteries are all worth visiting... solemn reminder

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank crakyl
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Another reminder of so many that gave their lives. Lovely woods with well marked footpaths to walk around.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank helgre2016
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Has Information boards at the cemetery telling you all about the cemetery and woods. A must visit walked in the woods and you come across old bunkers. A very well kept cemetery. A must visit to pay your respects.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank PJLOCKW
Reviewed 22 January 2018

During heavy fighting in September 1917 my Grandfather and his compatriots of the Australian 5th Division recaptured the "Woods" which by that time had been completely decimated. Today , a 100 years on the forest has been re-birthed and the Cemeteries are pristine and orderly...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

A place that has great meaning to those from the Antipodes. Spend some time and try and visualise the woods without any standing trees. Take a visit to the cafe right next door, and check the history and items recovered by locals since war time.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Directions above are good ... I recommend purchase of Michellin's Book of maps of the Western Front especially if you are visiting other parts in France ... also Major and Mr's Holt's various maps of the different areas are... More
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