Private Peaceful

The tour is designed around the best selling book and film, Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo who, in turn, was inspired to write it after visiting the grave of Private Peaceful on the Western Front in the Ypres Salient.

The tour aims to provide an insight into issues and attitudes towards military executions against the background of the battlefield environment of the day.



  • Menin Gate Hotel

    Quality Youth accommodation, easily accessible to all sudy sites.

    • This is excellent accommodation that has been specifically designed for school groups and is of a high standard.
    • The building originated in1896 but was rebuilt in 1927 after WW1. 
    • It has an enviable location opposite the Menin Gate and close to the market square and Cloth Hall.
    • The accommodation is in 2-6 bed rooms with private facilities. Guests should bring towels. 
    • The capacity is 52 persons. 
    • Meals are buffet/self service style with a packed lunch. 
    • There are a range of facilities at the hotel which include a games room, TV room, teacher staff room.  

    There are two similar accommodations in Ypres of the same standard.