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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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If your in Ypres you must go to Menin Gate, then again it will be pretty hard to miss it. You have to pass this if your coming from the east side. It's a massive WW1 memorial... read more

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If your in Ypres you must go to Menin Gate, then again it will be pretty hard to miss it. You have to pass this if your coming from the east side. It's a massive WW1 memorial arch. All over the walls are the names of the fallen in Regiment order. These are the names of the dead that were... More 

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Stoke Poges, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awe inspiring setting for the nightly Last Post ceremony. Very hard not to be touched by the solemnity of the place.

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Last Post is sounded here every evening at 8pm. On a cold February evening, we joined a large crowd to remember and pay our respects. Shocking, the number of names of First World War The Fallen on the memorial

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From arriving in the town and passing under the gate it was quite apparent to me that the townsfolk were very proud of their gate, and they want people who visit to see it at its best at all times. The walls were maintained enabling names to be read clearly. There was no litter in or around the gate. Take... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Menin Gate Memorial is the best place to go to pay your respects to those that fought and died but have no known grave!! Incredibly moving

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another once in a life time opportunity to be able to see this magnificent memorial to the fallen Commonwealth and British soldiers. Being from Australia it was a special honour to finally get to see this. My wife recently discovered that she had a great uncle that had served during WW1, so we searched and found his name which was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited other equally emotionally moving sites around the world Auschwitz, Pearl Harbour and Nagasaki this is just as moving, seeing the inscriptions of all the British and Commonwealth war dead from the first world war whos graves are unknown just shows the futility of war. Unfortunately we were only there during the day so cannot comment on the last... More 

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A beautiful site that honours our fallen soldiers that remembers the people who fought for our country . Certainly worth watching the last post every evening at 8pm extremely moving

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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most serene places in Flanders. The Menin Gate Memorial is a war memorial in Ypres, Belgium, dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are unknown. Every knight at 8 o' clock there is The Last Post. This is the traditional final... More 

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I have wanted to visit the Menin Gate since I discovered my Great Uncle was commemorated here. Truly moving and humbling ceremony each night at 8pm. We laid a wreath during the ceremony, easy to do, just get in touch with The Last Post Association. So pleased to have visited this amazing place.

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