Accommodation on the Western Front Battlefields
Many of the First World War battlefield sites on the Western Front are located in rurual parts of Belgium and France. Nevertheless, there are towns and villages in cloe proximity which provide accommodation for visitors wanting to explore the battlefields.
In the last ten years some battlefield areas, such as the Ypres Salient in Belgium and the Somme battlefields in northern France, have become particularly popular destinations for visitors from Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. For visitors wanting to stay on or near these battlefields our pages below provide information about a variety of accommodation including hotels, bed & breakfast, self-catering, and hostels available to suit the requirements and budgets of visitors travelling independently and for tour organizers wanting to book for groups of varying sizes.
Ypres Salient Battlefields, South West Belgium
The battlefields of the Ypres Salient are in the semi-rural area of West Flanders. The landscape is mainly made up of agricultural small-holdings, fields, small rivers, woods and villages. The city of Ypres is a focal point in the area, offering a range of places to eat, WW1 related sites to visit and places to shop.
There is a good variety of accommodation in Ypres, in the nearby towns of Poperinge and Roeselare and in the outlying quiet country areas.
Somme Battlefields, Northern France
There are hotels to suit all budgets in the cities of Arras and Amiens, which lie to the north and south of the Somme battlefields. There are a few hotels in Albert and Bapaume and a number of self-catering houses and accommodation for bed & breakfast directly on the battlefields.
For information about the places to visit and sights to see on three battlefield areas of the 1914-1918 Western Front see our pages: