Hotel Old Tom

Grote Markt 8, Ypres, West Flanders, 8900, Belgium | Hotel
 

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Sites of Battle of Ypres an Hill 62

A travel blog entry by yake

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... was presented in a very interactive way. I read a little sign in one of the town centres that spoke of the devastation to Belgium and it's people during WWI. In 1915, over 5,000 Belgians fled to France for safety from the Germans. In 1919, only 500 returned and of those 79 left as they couldn't handle what they had returned to - their beautiful village had been levelled. We visited Hill 62 today - wow. Josh ...

Flanders Fields

A travel blog entry by eaglesflight

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We visited Flanders Fields to have a look at the history associated with the ANZACs. WOW! What a beautiful city! Fully restored since the bombings and war of 100 years ago. We had a look at the museum called "In Flanders Fields Museum". This stunning Gothic building was totally gutted by the bombings from the enemy. Only some of the walls remained while the roofs, floors and ...

The battle sites to the east of Ypres

A travel blog entry by pandwcotton

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... killed prior to this date, who have no known grave). The Passendale ridge gives views over the city of Ieper and, for most of the 1914-1918 war, it gave the German front line a view over the British lines and approaches. It was an advantage fully exploited and bitterly fought for. My father, aged 21 then, was somewhere in the Ypres area in November/December 1917, when his Artillery Brigade was part of the Division supporting ...

Better late than never...

A travel blog entry by jackregan

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... at 6.40am and taking 15 minutes, we were, of course, the last to arrive at the bus pick up point, just a hop and a skip from Cleopatra’s Needle on the Embankment.

But the 14 other New York-bound bus people didn’t hold it against us and after a few photos, the journey was underway. Excited passengers were soon introducing themselves, shaking hands and wondering what the hell this bald forty-plus something was doing on a bus going most of the ...

Leaving England once again!

A travel blog entry by bretch

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... motor is a bit naff see) so I have to get a big spanner, get under the van and whack the starter motor to get her going - this is of course in front of 2 coach loads of people - Nice start huh?! Get off the ferry and we figured there was couple of places to stop nearby and we get lost, can't find anywhere so we stop outside someone's house. We did find a nice spot next day but there was thunder n lighting n all that stuff so didn't really do ...

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This hotel, located on Grote Markt 8, Ypres, is near In Flanders Fields Museum, Flanders Battlefield Tours, and Over The Top Tours.
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