Winter at the Ulster Tower


This picturesque image of the Ulster Tower is taken a few years ago at the end of February, just before opening for the start of the season in March.

The Tower stands almost in the centre of the charge of the 36th (Ulster) Division on the 1st July 1916. The area was strategically chosen to represent the advance but it also means that the site is open to the elements.

Even on a sunny day the wind blows up the valley from the river Ancre.  The Tower has been built to stand all that nature throws at it and is a lasting testimony to our sons of Ulster.