Five Must See Somme Sites

If you have limited time to visit the Somme Battlefields, maybe just a single day, then this page lists the five must see sites that we reccomend you visit.

Thiepval Memorial

Thiepval is the location to the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.  This massive memorial was unveiled in 1932 as a focal point for those who died on the battlefields of the Somme, but who have no known grave. There are 72,338 names inscribed on the panels around the memorial, and behind the memorial is a twin AnglovFrench cemetery, to symbolise that the 1916 Somme offensive was a joint attack with the French. This is the largest of all the Memroials to the Missing, and includes the names of seven Vicotira Cross holders.

For more information see the Thiepval Memorial page.

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Newfoundland Memorial Park

This is an area that has been undisturbed since the end of the War....

For more information see the Newfoundland Memorial page.

A wartime view of the battlefield at Beaumont Hamel. Q1523: Photograph courtesy of the Imperial War Museum, London.

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The Ulster Tower

This tower is a copy of Helen’s Tower in County Down. It's located very close to the Thiepval Memorial, making visiting both sites easy. It's a a memorial to the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division, and is near the German Schwaben Redoubt (Feste Schwaben) which that Division attacked on July 1st, 1916. There is a cafe and toilets here as well.

For more information see the Ulster Tower page.

Lochnagar Mine Crater

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