Lochnagar Crater, Ovillers-la-Boisselle

#3 of 81 in Historic Sites in Somme
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Lochnagar Crater is located in Ovillers-la-Boisselle. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Ovillers-la-Boisselle holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lochnagar Crater and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Lochnagar Crater resulted from British soldiers detonating a huge mine behind German lines during the Battle of the Somme in the First World War. It is now a large hole in the ground which you can...  more »
  • The Lochnagar Crater is a huge hole in the ground. However this is of great historical significance. A group of British engineers dug a tunnel under the area and explosives were placed there to be...  more »
  • The crater is being preserved and added to which makes a big difference. Walkways around the top are dotted with story posts. Why come here? You need to get your mind around the sheer scale of the mines, this will surprise you!
  • Real history, kept as original as possible. Memorials to the Grimsby Chums, Royal Engineers, Nurses, and Women who were killed in the Great War to mention but a few. Looked after by a band of dedicated volunteers. It has to be seen.

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