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Address: Menenstraat, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial...

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 officers and men whose graves are not known. The memorial, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield with sculpture by Sir William Reid-Dick, was unveiled by Lord Plumer on 24 July 1927.

Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.

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"They are not missing,they are here"

This is a very emontial place to visit, to see all the names of the lost souls knowing that they are out there somewhere. A fitting memorial to all fighting men who died upto... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very emontial place to visit, to see all the names of the lost souls knowing that they are out there somewhere. A fitting memorial to all fighting men who died upto August 1917.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must even if only to remind ourselves of what those brave people went through to secure our freedom. The ceremony is very moving. Thankyou to the people of Ypres for keeping this memorial so that we never forget.

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Very poignant and reflective, a must if you are in the area be there before 8pm to experience the last post

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A key site to visit when in Ypres. The service takes place every day at 8.00 pm, but arrive early as the crowds gather

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Not sure if it was a special day (I think it was, because there were a lot of bikers there that they), but try to get there by 7:40pm at the latest! Because I joined a walking tour, I only got there at 7:45pm and I didn't get a good spot to follow/see everything. Still, the 8pm Last Post ceremony... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are so many commemorative walls in this area that it is hard to grasp the sheer number of names shown, but every one brings its own stamp to the experience and in this case it having th privilege of attending the Last Post ceremony which is held every evening at 8.00 p.m. That the event attracts such numbers even... More 

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any one going to ypres is a must to go to the memien gate for the last post it is so moving and every time we go it brings me to tears the names of all the missing just brings it all home

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend & I spent quite some time going through the names on these walls, it really is too much to take in at first. We attended for the "Last Post" 2 nights out of 3 & must confess to being very emotional. You would have to be made of stone not to appreciate the impact this ceremony has on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Make sure that you catch the last post at 8pm The Memorial has the names of 35,000 soldiers lost in action from the Great War

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very impressive memorial. The ceremonies are extremely well done and the dedication of those who participate is beautiful to behold.

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