Flanders /Ypres

Flanders /Ypres

Visiting Ypres and the Salient - Belgian Flanders

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The Somme

The Somme

Visiting the Somme battlefields in Northern France

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Other battlefields

Other battlefields

Covering other sites of interest on the Western Front

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  • The Menin Gate, Ypres
  • Passchendaele
  • Preserved trenches, Vimy Ridge

Welcome to the World War One Battlefields website!

November 2018, will mark the centenary of the end of the fighting on the battlefields of the Western Front. The World War One Battlefields website has been on the web since 2004, and has undergone a major redesign. This was partly to optimise the site for mobile devices, but also to update the information. It now includes more practical information for those planning to visit the battlefields – see pages on Visiting the Somme and Visiting Ypres.

There are updated pages on the main sites in the two main areas of interest on the Western Front, Ypres/Flanders and the Somme.  The latest updates, July 2018, are pages covering Essex Farm near Ypres and  Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, the second largest British Cemetery in Belgium.

All the original pages covering other sites of interest in bothregions can still be found, although some remain in the old format. These will be updated to the new format over the next few months, but all the information remains available.

There is information on how to make the most of your visit, how to reach the battlefields and where to stay. Helping others to know where to go and what to see is the main purpose of this website.

There are some excellent guidebooks and other resources for visiting the battlefields, and these are listed on the relevant pages.

Sections covering the main battlefields of interest on the Western Front can be accessed via the links below:

The Somme battlefields

Ypres/Flanders battlefields

Other battlefields