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Also known as Helen’s Tower, Ulster Tower is a memorial dedicated to the Irishmen who lost their lives on the Somme battlefields in France in World War I. Built in 1921 thanks to funds collected by public subscription, Ulster Tower is an exact replica of the famous white-washed, 70 feet (21 metres) high stone memorial on the 36th Division's training ground in Belfast, where many soldiers of the Ulster Division trained before moving to France in order to attack a German strongpoint named Schwaben Redoubt, just a little further north-east of where Ulster Tower stands today. The battle site was a triangle of trenches of 500–600 yards (460–550 meters) long and 200 yards (180 meters) wide; the Ulster men captured the redoubt on July 1, 1916, suffering casualties of roughly 5,000.

Designed in neo-Gothic style, the memorial site features a plaque commemorating the names of the men who won the Victoria Cross during the Somme battles. Ulster Tower contains a small memorial room, with plaques of remembrance from regiments and public authorities in Northern Ireland as well as a Book of Remembrance for visitors to sign. A visitor center opened next to the Tower in the 1990s, providing insightful and contextual information to World War I buffs.The inscription on the memorial reads: "This Memorial is Dedicated to the Men and Women of the Orange Institution Worldwide, who at the call of King and country, left all that was dear to them, endured hardness, faced danger, and finally passed out of the sight of man by the path of duty and self-sacrifice, giving up their own lives that others might live in Freedom. Let those who come after see to it that their names be not forgotten."

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Somme Battlefields Small-Group Day Trip with John Monash Centre from Paris

Somme Battlefields Small-Group Day Trip with John Monash Centre from Paris

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Pay your respects to French and British military history on a full-day tour of the Somme battlefields. Walk on the sites where one of the bloodiest battles in history was fought during World War I, while learning about the battle’s causes and repercussions from your historian guide. See the Delville Wood cemetery where thousands of fallen soldiers were laid to rest, and visit several war memorials and the Historial Great War museum in Peronne. Numbers are limited to eight for a personalized and informative tour.
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  • 11 hours
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WW1 Somme Battlefields - Thiepval, Beaumont Hamel - Day trip from Paris

WW1 Somme Battlefields - Thiepval, Beaumont Hamel - Day trip from Paris

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History enthusiasts that want to visit World War I battlefields and trenches in France’s Picardy region can skip the hassles of planning travel from Paris, and opt for this hassle-free guided excursion. After direct travel from Paris, you can step onto the hallowed grounds of Lochnagar Crater, walk in trenches, visit a war monument from the Battle of the Somme, and tour a museum in Thiepval—all included in this history-packed, full day outing.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
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WW1 Somme Battlefields - Private tour from Paris aboard a Van (2 pax)

WW1 Somme Battlefields - Private tour from Paris aboard a Van (2 pax)

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Discover where one of the most momentous battles of World War I was fought—and explore numerous key landmarks, as well as museum exhibitions—during this moving, private tour from Paris. Following morning pickup, travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to the former frontlines. You’ll see landmarks like the Lochnagar Crater and Ulster Memorial Tower, will pay tribute at several memorials, and will learn more during a trip to the Museum of the Great War.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
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One day Australian Tour

One day Australian Tour

This “One day Australian Tour” is absolutely brilliant! It covers most of the Australian sites in the Somme and also gets you into places that not everybody will take you to! You will learn about the different battles Australians got involved in, walk in trenches and also learn about French politics and culture whilst discovering the area.
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  • 8 hours
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Should I book Ulster Tower tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ulster Tower can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Ulster Tower 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ulster Tower costs USD 200.67. Guided Ulster Tower tours start around USD 200.67 per person.
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