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Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). The YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL now bears the names of more than 54,000...more
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Menenstraat | Poort gebouw, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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You need to be prepared to arrive at least 30 min before the start but the view is not so much as the experience during the ceremony. It does bring a tear to the eye if you get engulfed in the atmosphere, not to be...More

Thank Keithbath D
Reviewed yesterday

The Menin Gate is one of the iconic British war memorials, commemorating over 50,000 soldiers who died in the Ypres Salient between 1914-1917 and who have no known grave. They died defending the town of Ypres - the only one not captured by, the germans....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ypres West Flanders Menin Memorial Gate Belgium a WW1 Memorial to the fallen heroes, we showed our respect reading as many inscriptions as we could and a moment of silence. Very emotional.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are visiting Ypres, you must visit the Menin Gate. In the daytime you can see all the names listed of solders killed but have no graves. The park behind is lovely and peaceful and a moat surrounds it. Every night at 8 p.m....More

Thank Ann K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very beautiful arched memorial with inscriptions of all those without a grave. Very moving. To view go during day so you can walk around. At 8pm each night the Last Post is played and this is something no one should miss. Try to get...More

Thank Trisha S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow what can I say unbelievable place packed every night with people from all over the world showing their respect to the fallen and unknown soldiers last post played ,could here a pin dropped hope to go back one day loads of bars shops restaurants...More

Thank Mickeyp621
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate is a fitting tribute to those who gave their lives in the Great War and have no known grave. 100 years on they are still remembered by those who make a pilgrimage and by the people of...More

Thank Vicky P
Reviewed 5 days ago

The gates were built after WWI and the last post ceremony is a true fitting tribute to fallen soldiers. The ceremony has been held every night since WWI except during the Nazi occupation. We claimed our spot for best viewing one hour before the ceremony....More

Thank patnnet
Reviewed 5 days ago

8pm every night for 90 years the last post ceremony has taken place. This is something that everyone should see at least once in their life. So very humbling and an honest reminder of the suffering that took place for all of us. Thank you...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Do get there early for the best views of the Last Post ceremony. The ceremony is every day at 8pm get there before 7.30 to ensure you get a view

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