Visiting Ypres and the Salient - Belgian Flanders
We are now in the midst of the centenary events of World War One. 2018 will mark the centenary of the end of the fighting on the Western Front.
The World War One Battlefields website was originally set up in 2004, and has undergone a major redesign. This was partly to optimise the site for mobile devices, but also to update and include more practical information for those planning to visit the battlefields.
There are new pages on the practicalities of visiting the two main areas of interest on the Western Front, Ypres/Flanders and the Somme. All the original pages covering the individual sites of interest in these regions 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 is still available.
There are pages covering all the sites of interest, plus information on how to make the most of your visit 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 to the battlefields, and these are listed on the relevant pages.
The two main areas of interest can accessed via the links below: