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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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At our hotel check-in, we were told about the Gate, and that the Last Post is performed each evening at 20:00. We arrived about five minutes before and already it was busy. While we couldn't see the Last Post being performed, we could obviously hear...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank paulieboy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The service here at 8 pm everyday of the year for the past 95 years is just incredible. We were amazed by how the respect for the fallen soldiers of WW1 is still respected so highly. A must if you are travelling through Belgium and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank simongU9953ML
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came here just for the day a few years ago and wanted to come and see more of the are. This has to be one of the most visited places and rightly so.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DerbyshireCook
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must-see when you are in Ieper. There is a ceremony every day eight o'clock. Be early to get a good place.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 22kjetiln
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Menin gate is a humbling sight the walls covered in the names of soldiers who died in the surrounding battlefields and who have no grave. It's humbling and frightening to see the vast number of names stretching to the roof on every single visible...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Woodywombat13
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Menin gate memorial is huge, and all the names on the memorial is really heart breaking. Went to the last post ceremony, where I was directed to an area so I could see the buglers due to my being on a mobility scooter. The...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mrsnothappy
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is quite breathtaking as a memorial. The steps up to the city wall allow for an opportunity to see the perimeter of the city from on high, and even to do a circuit (or a semi-circle if you want an alternative route back to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Krokosh
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited here before and were even able to attend the Last Post a couple of years ago. However, this time it was even more special. The London and Scottish Pipe band and regiment were the main participants along with what we believe was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely end to the day. Very moving and a must to visit when in Ypres. The road is closed from 7.30 for an 8.00 start

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Carolyn F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I arrived to view my great uncles name in the memorial wall and to listen to the last post being played with perhaps 50 people. I was totally blown away with the 1000 plus crowd and the heart felt memorial service. It was emotional to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Tommy R
30 May 2019|
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Response from derekm3436 | Reviewed this property |
No charge, you can visit it anytime throughout the day and spend as much time as you like. There are controls put in place at 19:00 hrs to prepare for the nightly 'Last Post Ceremony' which takes place at 20:00 hrs and can... More
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17 November 2018|
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Response from Sharon K | Reviewed this property |
If you know the name and regiment it could still take a while but all the Australian battalions are together so that might be easier. There is a shelf below the column where his name is so you can leave a poppy there.
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Coral C
21 October 2018|
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Response from angela g | Reviewed this property |
The whole evening is organised. You can bring a wreath along but get there at least half an hour before. You will be shown where to go and told what to do.
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