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Menin Gate Memorial

Menenstraat | Poort gebouw, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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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 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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Menenstraat | Poort gebouw, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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Reviewed yesterday

We have stayed in Ypres on three different occasions and never missed attending the memorial service in the evening. Very moving and always well attended so you need to arrive at least half an hour before hand to get a good place.

Thank andrew o
Reviewed yesterday

The ceremony is well organised and if you have a personal connection to WW1 I am sure it would be emotional. Get there about 30 - 45 minutes before it starts if you want to get up close and personal.

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Every evening since 1928 the Last Post -the salute to the fallen warrior - has occurred beneath this memorial to the over 54,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who fought in the Ypres Salient and who died or have no known grave. The ceremony includes buglers,...More

Thank Carolynn J
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must visit for young and old alike and although remembering those which fell in WW1. You really must visit this lovely Town and welcoming people !

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If near Ypres this is a must. It is a stunning piece of architecture but more importantly an awe inspiring memorial on the Menin room where so many allies marched off to fight. If you can visit at 8pm you will witness the moving and...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great but crowded, just about saw the ceremony which included a Canadian band just before the buglers. Went back the next day to see it again at leisure and was most impressed. You could almost feel the place and the souls listed in it, very...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Menin Gate memorial is one of the better known Great War memorials.However when you reach it you will be struck by the stark dignity of the gate. It is just off the main part of the town and it is well worth walking straight...More

Thank moleBath
Reviewed 4 days ago

Every night at eight there is the last post ceremony at the Menin Gate. Very moving and a reminder of the sacrifice that so many soldiers made. The 100th commemoration of New Zealand's darkest day in WW1 was especially moving.

Thank NZfour
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Attended this very moving Ceremony a few nights ago. We placed a wreath in memory of my husband's Great Uncle who was killed in action in October 1917. Many others here also placed wreaths. The entire ceremony was top quality and I would strongly recommend...More

Thank Pokeno8
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must for all visitors to Ypres.A thought provoking and moving ceremony!8.00pm every evening,come rain or shine.Sends shivers down your spine!

Thank Donna K
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Alexander R
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Response from spencersgran | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course no problems.Sorry I took so long to reply x
Pamela M
6 May 2015|
Response from Tom K | Reviewed this property |
ay be worth contacting the Royal British Legion in Maidstone,
2 March 2015|
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Response from Ian P | Reviewed this property |
No fee for the Menin Gate. It is not considered a 'Tourist' attraction by the people of Ypres. If you are driving parking in the Grand Square near the Cloth Hall is free from 18.00 onwards, plus if you arrive a little... More