Carriere Wellington, Arras

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The network of underground tunnels known as Carriere Wellington played a major role in taking enemy lines in the Battle of Arras in 1917, and helped save the lives of many soldiers. Miles of tunnels dug beneath the Arras countryside became command posts, kitchens, sleeping quarters, and even a hospital, protecting around 24,000 Allied troops. Start your trip to Arras by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • This is worth a visit. Inexpensive. Local parking is ok or it's a 20 minute walk from Arras centre (less than 10 mins from the main railway station). Very interesting guided tour and film (approx 1 ho...  more »
  • Interesting visit. The tuneles, both for the history that in them developed in the two world wars, but especially in the first, and for the fact of going down and walking on that area, are worth the visit. I find it a perfect complement to visits to other monuments, scenarios, cemeteries, and multidud of things related to what happened here. I would like to congratulate the three workers who attended to my wife and me on the visit. Thank you really. We settled for the visit to see the tunels, even knowing that there were no audioguides in Spanish and we know no language other than ours. They did everything, everything they could to make our visit as complete and satisfying as possible, and they got it. People in charge of visitable spaces as is the case of this, make your memory even more pleasant. I'm sure our guide will remember and remember our visit. Really, thank you very much for your kindness.
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  • You must visit this amazing place its where Ww1 soldiers hid underground living, sleeping. Eating together prior to the battle of Arras. Bring warm clothes it's cold down there. The guide spoke English and French, she was excellent
  • Fascinating centre explaining the history of the tunnels and how they were utilized in the FWW. Extremely easy to walk to from Arras (We came from the station). As at July 2019, it was a €7 entry per person. You get an automated headset to wear, plus hard hat (in the style of a WW1 soldier), plus the tour guide explains in both French and English. The tour takes about an hour...Extremely informative and interesting. Thoroughly recommended. Toilets available on site, displays and gifts/items for sale.
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