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“The memorial and cemetery are beautifully and tastefully set out, with an almost 360 degree view of the surrounding fields, many of which were battle fields 100 years ago (and, sadly, again in the second world war).”
“Make sure you go up the tower as the views are amazing and it gives you a chance to take in the surroundings and think about what is was like for our soldiers.”
#1 of 3 Sights & Landmarks in Ovillers-la-Boisselle
“Easy Parking early in the morning is best, the site has been developed over the years and now the crater is ringed with a low hedge to deter wandering, very steep sides of the crater show how big the explosion mus...”
“The Lochnagar Crater is different to so many of the other sites on the Somme in the sense that the sheer size helps kids in particular - but adults too - get some inkling of the scale and brutality of the battles...”
“This a truly remarkable site, amazingly well preserved and brilliantly managed by Canada and her enthusiastic volunteer guides.I came after have visited the similarly well-managed Canadian site in Vimy Ridge, abou...”
“Mrs. Yank and I are visiting family in the area, and as I am a World War 1 history buff, I've set out to see as many sites as I can on this centennial year of the Battle of the Somme.”