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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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New Zealand Somme and Arras Day Tour from Arras
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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 good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 18:00
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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Reviewed yesterday

Be prepared to wait for a tour but it's definitely worth a stop and a visit. The tunnels were amazing to see and the tour guide was very helpful and informative. There was an audio guide which unfortunately they couldn't get to work for me...More

Thank SCE-2
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing tunnels and their important part in the battles. Our guide was the only let down, we found her to be too robotic and not passionate. The tour also focused on the general war around whereas there was so much to focus on just on...More

Thank ClairesView
Reviewed 6 days ago

This amazing labyrinth of tunnels housed troops in WW1 in preparation for a surprise attack on the German army. Not only do you get a sense of how the effort it took to create this underground "barracks" and the conditions under which the men lived,...More

Thank Kaye J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth having a look to understand the planning needed to gain the upper hand in war. Also to appreciate the conditions suffered.

Thank Spotspot22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exit 10 from underground to front line moved me to tears. The unspoilt nature of the tunnels with graffiti / artifacts and makeshift church were fascinating - the tour kept all interested in the story of the brave WW1 soldiers and their part in the...More

Thank 646Lisa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating and very well presented guided tour through the underground tunnels where the soldiers were lodged prior to the offensive.

Thank 130pablo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some war memorial trips can be too long or lack reverence. The guide here got it absolutely spot on. A sad story well told .

Thank Neil T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we booked in advance as we knew it was limited in space. Nicely done mix of audio guide and live presentation. There are walkable pathways so it is easy to get around. Parking is right onsite.

Thank leviathansolutions
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These tunnels, from WW1 snake under the town of Arras. The tour is guided and very interesting. The sheer size of it is awe inspiring to think how they were constructed. We did this as a part of the WW1 commemorations tour.

Thank NorthernTraveller53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place to visit in Arras. Lots of History underground. Reach early to get slots for the tour.

Thank Tarique I
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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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helloherts
28 March 2017|
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Response from PUTNEYBIKER | Reviewed this property |
Tours are fully guided and timed. Don't know if they do advanced booking. We turned up on a quiet Sunday morning and waited 20 mins for our tour start.
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Cindyski
21 February 2017|
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Response from Tom-BFT | Reviewed this property |
You will be lucky to find a group that has pre booked. It's a brilliant place to visit and obviously very popular. Keep checking in for cancellations.
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