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If you can make sure you add the Belfry to the museum

The museum of the Flanders Field a great attraction and for a small sum add the climb to the Belfry... read more

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Keithbath D
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
Lovely Belfry

Maybe not for the infirm as the steps were quite narrow and winding but it certainly got the blood... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Bianca E
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum of the Flanders Field a great attraction and for a small sum add the climb to the Belfry around 200 plus steps but really worth it especially if you make sure you climb when a bell chime is due. It is noisy but...More

Thank Keithbath D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Im not sure the $12 euros was worth it. The climb wasn't to bad. A little narrow in places but when people are coming down and your trying to go up with no passing room it can be a pain. The view was pretty good...More

Thank clarksm67
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Maybe not for the infirm as the steps were quite narrow and winding but it certainly got the blood pumping. The view at the top is worth the climb!

Thank Bianca E
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Accessed from inside the Museum. It's 230 steps to the top, mostly enclosed stone spiral stairs. If you don't like 'open' stairs beware as the last part of the climb is open-backed steps instead. The view is well worth the climb

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

On a very hot summers day the thought of climbing 231 narrow winding steps to see the bells & view from rooftop seemed ridiculous BUT so glad we did it - an experience not to be missed if you can manage it

Thank NannyGrottBaggs
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

The hike up was quite the climb as there were a lot of steps. I prepared for that. However, I didn’t realize how steep and narrow the steps were and that people would come down as I was coming up (and vice verse) so if...More

Thank Tori B
Reviewed 8 July 2018

You'll need good shoes and good legs to get up the bell tower, but once you are there, the views are spectacular. It's worth being inside the belfry, under the bells when they toll.

Thank Keith L
Reviewed 11 June 2018

My wife and I both in our 70's but extremely fit managed the steps easily and even passed some rather plump youngsters who had to stop to rest. Ah our generation is made of stern stuff!!!!!!Great views are normally seen from the top but unfortunately...More

Thank JonathanSuch2013
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Belfry is a part of In Flanders Fields Museum and you pay entrance fee in addition to museum entrance if you are interested. You first climb to the attic of museum building where was a small exhibition related to Cats Festival periodically taking place in...More

Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We ventured up on a very winding, narrow stepped staircase. The view was worth the trembling knees. Just make sure you go between the bell chimes on the hour and half hour. Fingers in ears if you get caught.

Thank Marilyn H
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