Your Oasis on The Somme

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Welcome to no.56

This beautiful, boutique style Bed and Breakfast is located at the epicentre of the battle of the Somme. Once ravaged by gun and shellfire, No.fifty6 is now an oasis of peace and tranquility in the beautiful French countryside.

From the moment you enter the warm and tranquil guesthouse, you’ll be welcomed with cake, coffee and captivating stories in the lounge. This is the beginning of your wonderful stay in the historic village of La Boisselle, Northern France.

With four artistically decorated bedrooms to choose from, each with its own en-suite shower, free Wifi, and tea and coffee making facilities, you’ll be spoilt with serene comfort, sumptuous breakfasts and enviable views from every window.

Prepare to walk in the footsteps of the fallen and fill your senses with the sights, sounds and emotions of the Battle of The Somme on our Walk With Me experience, or simply enjoy a slice of café life in the nearby French towns.

We are delighted to have been awarded Winner status in the B&B category of Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice for 2 consecutive years, 2016 and 2015.



"An amazing visit to No.fifty6. David and Julie have given me a greater understanding of The Great War. I now go home with many things to think about and will come back with many more questions. Thank you. David and Julie."

- Shaun Schmid

What our guests say

31st August 2016

Thank you for all your comments about last month’s newsletter. Many have asked if we have a photo of Neil at Delville Wood who we met on that misty dawn morning in July. We don’t have his photo or details as it did not seem appropriate to take a photo on such a personal pilgrimage for him.

August has continued to be busy here at no.fifty6 and we have been inspired by the ongoing personal pilgrimages our guests from the age of 4-84 make in this Somme centenary year.The weather has been very hot in the second half of August (36 degrees all last week) and the farmers have been busy harvesting. Now we have returned to a more manageable 26 degrees! So what has been happening this month?

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There is always something interesting to see at Thiepval. Today we came across the newly installed 18th Battalion...

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