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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.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rue Arthur Deletoille, 62000, Arras, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can feel the past and picture the thousands living here 100 years ago as they dug their way towards the enemy front lines. The NZ tunnellers left the beginnings of a cultural identity carved into the walls. Many of those who survived came home...More

Thank Katieclem46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Approaching the centre there is no clue of the amazing experience that awaits. The tunnels set in an old quarry played a major role in the Battle of Arras sheltering up to 2,500 troops in a virtual underground city. The audio tour is excellent telling...More

Thank Pete_HWare_UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating visit, well worth doing. I was disappointed as the partner of a NZ'er that we didn't see the names of the tunnels aa used in the advertising. I guess the signs are too deep, so in that case understand, but still wish we had...More

Thank alhcookboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The site itself is quite interesting. The guide was quite good, although you could tell the speech she was giving was quite repeated and delivered without a ton of enthusiasm. My major complaint is that the audio visual presentations are more about the war then...More

Thank marklin100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great venue to visit. Amazing to see the tunnels underground where thousands of the forces lived during the war time. Gives a little more understanding of how amazing these men were and what they did for us, the future generations.

Thank Lea H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not to be missed if you are in the area. Huge chalk mines expanded to accommodate WW1 allied troops.

Thank Wendy J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This venue has been fully modernised - Very good experience - excellent guides. All explained very well..... Don't worry it's very safe.....

Thank tony c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If not this is a place I fully recommend. It is in the middle of a housing estate now but was once a well kept secret in the First World War. There are 12 miles of tunnels, you only get to do a few hundred...More

Thank Liam-and-Sarah-G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well worth a visit, it takes around 90 mins for the whole experience, you go down a glass sided lift to around 25m underground. A guide together with a audio tour takes you through the tunnels beneath arras were 25,000 troops were stationed. A brilliant...More

Thank john-suffolk2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must to visit while in Arras. It is quite informative and the guide was very knowledgeable . It gives a person a real view of the conditions in the tunnels during WW1 and the Battle of Arras. The staff was most helpful and accommodating...More

Thank Rodney F
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Sharon D
Hi we would like to join a tour on Saturday late afternoon 22nd April or Sunday up till 3pm 23rd April 2 people are there spaces available, visiting the area for the centenary of relation who died in battle 23-4-17 and would like to see the tunnels.
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
do we need to buy tickets before we go
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
We would like to visit on Saturday, April 15th, 2017, but we are not a group and it seems that it is fully booked. Is there a group we can join? We only have that one day in Arras.
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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