03 February 2014
For anyone intending to travel to France and Belgium this year to visit the Battlefields of the Great War, www.aferry.co.uk offer a variety of ferry sailings from the UK to Calais, Zeebrugge or Ostend.
With 2014 being the centenary of the start of WWI with many official ceremonies and anniversary events being planned, there is also a wide variety of exhibitions, museums, war graves, tours of the Battlegrounds etc all along the 450 approximately miles from the Belgian coast through to Flanders and north and eastern France. The most frequented tourist sites are those where the major battles actually took place in Ypres Salient in Belgium and the Somme & Verdun battlefields in France and these are public sites. The local tourist offices can help with details of the site, accommodation and suggested restaurants to suit all budgets and they have sign-posted battlefield routes.
If following in the footsteps of a family member who fought and died in the Great War, it is possible to look up their name and place of burial online to make a personal pilgrimage on site.
Whether travelling on a day trip, a short break or a longer visit, visit the AFerry website for sourcing the best deals available on the market, rather than scouring the Internet. AFerry offers a one stop shop option and features the widest choice of ferry crossings at the best possible prices.
For more information on The Great War, this website dedicated to WWI is a good place to start: www.greatwar.co.uk/.