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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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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Rue Arthur Deletoille, 62000, Arras, France
+33 3 21 51 26 95
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour of the tunnels is very interesting, the guide was very knowledgeable and spoke very good English. The cost of the tour was reasonable, lasting about an hour.

Thank Kathryn E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went through the tunnels with a tour group. Very fascinating and the guide was excellent. Worth a visit to learn more about the First World War.

Thank Brad W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These tunnels are unreal. The work that was done to dig these tunnels. They are huge. You go down in a lift and walk round in a tour around the tunnels. Well worth a visit.

Thank Ian N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is truly amazing to visit. The story behind the tunnel is very well presented by the staff and the props around the site. Only downside for me is the sharing of the safety helmets, I would advise some sort of cleaning or hair...More

Thank fergus m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I drove down from Apeldoorn (Netherlands) especially to visit this attraction as my Grandfather fought with the Kiwi contingent in the Battle of Arras in April 1917. The presentation was amazing, exciting to view where the men lived, deep underground, as they prepared for Battle.

1  Thank Geoff N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative tour guide who spoke very good English. The tour is well designed and gives a very good insight into the mining and preparation for the attack. Only downside was the lack of a cafe.

Thank sallyglebe_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a chance to experience just a tiny, tiny bit of the WWI experience for many Allied soldiers. By taking a lift down into the depths, you can explore the tunnels created by mostly Kiwi soldiers to join up a series of underground quarries...More

Thank Barry R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In these tunnels, deep underground, an allied army prepared its onslaught on the enemy in April 1917. Up to 24000 men were holed up here, and the remnants of their presence 100 years ago are still very vivid and moving.

Thank Samuel007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bit on the to well side prepared caves with the injects and anecdotes. The story is very interesting and a visit is absolutely recommended.

Thank Erik W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our trip to the Arras area was memorable for so many reasons but we will never forget our visit back in time to experience just some of the conditions that soldiers faced as they awaited the call to fight on Easter Monday 1917. DO NOT...More

Thank roberin
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Sharon D
19 April 2017|
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
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.
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.