Crimean War Sites

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There’s a great selection of Crimean War sites and you can plan some fantastic things to see on your trips. Once you’ve explored the list of Crimean War places and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring Crimean War sites.

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Crimean War: Site Index

Balaclava Battlefield

One of the most famous Crimean War sites, the Balaclava Battlefield was the site of the Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War.

The Balaclava Battlefield was the site of a major battle of the Crimean War and one of the most famous incidents in British military history. In 1854, Britain, France and Turkey were attempting to capture the port of Sevastopol, a Russian naval base, and had established camps nearby. On 25 October 1854,... Read More

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Bomarsund Fortress

Bomarsund Fortress is a ruined 19th century site in Aland which was destroyed during the Crimean War. One of the lesser known Crimean War historical sites.

Bomarsund Fortress (Bomarsunds fastningsruiner) is a ruined 19th century fortress in Aland which was destroyed during the Crimean War. Constructed from 1832 to 1854, Bomarsund Fortress was built at a time when Aland was part of Russian territory. Intended to have fourteen towers, only three of them were erected before... Read More

Haidar Pasha Cemetery

One of the most moving Crimean War sites, the Haidar Pasha Cemetery in Turkey is the final resting place of thousands of Crimean War soldiers.

The Haidar Pasha Cemetery near Istanbul, Turkey was the burial site of approximately 6,000 soldiers who died during the Crimean War at the Selimiye Barracks, a then British military base and hospital. It is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Conditions at the Selimiye Barracks were terrible at the beginning... Read More

Siege of Sevastopol Museum

The Siege of Sevastopol Museum is dedicated to the British, French and Turkish siege of the city during the Crimean War. Among the most interesting Crimean War historic sites.

The Siege of Sevastopol Museum, also known as the Sevastopol Panorama, is a museum which chronicles the siege of the port of Sevastopol by British, French and Turkish forces against the Russians during the Crimean War. The Siege of Sevastopol began in September 1854, lasted eleven months and ended in the... Read More

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Suomenlinna Fortress

Suomenlinna Fortress is an impressive, UNESCO-listed 18th century maritime fortification complex. It was the site of a battle in the Crimean War.

Suomenlinna Fortress is an impressive 18th century maritime fortification complex spread over eight islands in Helsinki and which has been property of the Swedish, the Russians and the Finnish. Considered an excellent example of the military architecture of the period, Suomenlinna Fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Swedish Period Begun... Read More

The Edwin Fox

One of the lesser-known Crimean War sites, the Edwin Fox was a Victorian sailing ship which was used as a troopship carrying soldiers to the Crimean War.

The Edwin Fox was a Victorian sailing ship which is today partially preserved and displayed in a dry dock in the town of Picton. Owned by the Edwin Fox preservation society, whose motto is ‘preservation, not restoration’, it is proudly proclaimed as ‘the ninth oldest ship in the world’. A museum has... Read More

The Florence Nightingale Museum

The Florence Nightingale Museum in Turkey gives a glimpse into the work and hospital of the Lady of the Lamp. One of the most interesting Crimean War sites.

The Florence Nightingale Museum in Üsküdar in Istanbul is located in the Selimiye Barracks, the Turkish army barracks which served as a British military base and hospital from 1854 to 1856, during the Crimean War. It was at the Selimiye Barracks, then known as the Scutari Barracks, that the English nurse... Read More