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Wellington Tunnels, Memorial to the Battle of Arras

Rue Arthur Deletoille, 62000, Arras, France
+33 3 21 51 26 95
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Tunnel of life.

This is one of those places, that you just have to see to believe it, the tunnels stretch for miles... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ERIC B
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
via mobile
Book ahead

We booked ahead otherwise wouldn't have got on a tour; did it via the website on the way from the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fitti85
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Enter one of the most secret place of military history, and discover a real underground town, where more than 20 000 soldiers of the Commonwealth prepared the most surprising attack of WW1.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (48 reviews)
“new zealand” (46 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rue Arthur Deletoille, 62000, Arras, France
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+33 3 21 51 26 95
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USD 46 per adult
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"guided tour"
in 48 reviews
"new zealand"
in 46 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 45 reviews
"tunnel system"
in 9 reviews
"first world war"
in 26 reviews
"over the top"
in 7 reviews
"surprise attack"
in 13 reviews
"old quarry"
in 6 reviews
"town centre"
in 10 reviews
"allied troops"
in 11 reviews
"these men"
in 8 reviews
"short film"
in 9 reviews
"excellent guide"
in 7 reviews
"front line"
in 12 reviews
"under ground"
in 6 reviews
"visiting arras"
in 7 reviews
"tourist office"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of those places, that you just have to see to believe it, the tunnels stretch for miles below Arras, but it is the story of how Allied troops hid down there, totally unknown to the Germans, then when the time came, they...More

Thank ERIC B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We booked ahead otherwise wouldn't have got on a tour; did it via the website on the way from the Chunnel. Nothing else but the shop so you need a tour. Not much to see hence the screens. Excellent bilingual guide Pierre but it made...More

Thank Fitti85
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Explore the tunnels via an excellent guided tour, wearing a hard hat. Tour takes an hour, and covers about 1/4 mile, all on raised footways. It’s a gentle pace, with many stops to watch film and see various locations. The tunnels were build by troops...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An experience we shall never forget, a moving tribute to all the young men who gave so much, to have waited in the tunnels before going up into battle must have been terrifying. Highlighted what a tragic waste of life war is. Would recommend everyone...More

Thank LorraineG63
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You put on your hard hat and audio guide and are taken down in a lift to the tunnels and quarries below Arras which were dug by New Zealand and UK soldiers in WW1. The tunnels were reused by the Arras residents in WW2 to...More

Thank amelia80
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting tour that tells the story of how the limestone caves were converted into tunnels by New Zealand soldiers in WW1 for a surprise attack. Canadian & Australian soldiers also took part in the campaign. The tunnels are underneath the town where the...More

Thank Jackie H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to visit the Wellington Tunnels after receiving several recommendations and we were not disappointed. The experience was very moving and provided some really interesting detail regarding WW1. We were part of a guided tour which was well structured, and assisted by the fluent...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only stayed in Arras for 1 night but well worth 1-2 hours. Moving history, which is sadly becoming forgotten. Excellent value as well. It's quite cold underground so a jacket or jumper useful even on a hot day

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is well worth a visit. Excellent guide both human and audio. Interesting and informative

Thank jvb45
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A modern visitor centre tells the historic tales of these 14th Century quarries and Tunnels. Used by troops during WWI - their story is well told. You take a journey below ground and you can walk where these heroic soldiers walked many years before you....More

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PeterN.E.England
16 April 2018|
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Response from William C | Reviewed this property |
Not very much actual walking and a lot more standing around watching films - so 10/15 mins but in short bursts
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Helvin3
22 January 2018|
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Response from conrad57 | Reviewed this property |
- Yes, you can, they will put you in with another group to form approx 15 to 18 persons - Guided tour, English spoken by French Arras tourism staff is excellent. At the end of tour there is a 10 minutes film. If you have to... More
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Sharon D
19 April 2017|
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Response from markmP4578SN | Reviewed this property |
Try Dianne and Vic Piuk at Les Alouettes Somme Battlefield tours .We went with them and they were excellent. It would depend if they have anything available now due to the late notice
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