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Last Post ceremony

Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a simple ceremony but surrounded by an excellent monument with names of those who bravely fought on every wall it's hard not to be moved by the sacrifice of our forefathers. Suggest you arrive around 7.40pm as it gets busy and you'll not see...More

Thank NealG561
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

To feel for so many who died, to join in that moment with so many others from all over the world and to experience the young learning of this terrible time in our history this is a must experience. Do arrive before 7.30 to be...More

Thank Peter_wiwi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was attended after a very long drive from the Dordogne. It was a Sunday night and omg it was packed, truly a moving experience... We thought it was a one off but it is busy every night

Thank Del C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this on July and it was very busy. Go a bit earlier than the 20.00 hr start as it is busy a half an hour before it starts. So historical it's a must on any trip to this region

Thank tptcel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Ypres for four nights. We attended the 8pm Last Post ceremony on three of those nights. You simply must be there. Although the essence of the ceremony is the same each time it is never the same due to the people who...More

Thank malcolmviola
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Peace. Memories. Respect. Means so much when you are a veteran and have family names on the walls. Get there early, and live your freedom.

Thank Lordcoverdale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing to think that this ceremony has taken place every night for so many years. The people who take part treat it with dignity and respect. The bugle players sound the last post and the sound echoes around the monument. When we were there we...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What is so interesting is that even when very few people attended, that is before the Great War was so much in the public interest. The Belgians commemorated this monument every single day, Christmas & New Year included, at 8pm. When we first went there...More

Thank RickyB727
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The last post ceremony is a wonderful tribute to all the diggers in the great war. The committee do a fantastic job keeping this tribute going every day. Its a extremely moving experience.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the sentiment of this ceremony being to honour those who marched past here and gave their life in the first world war. The ceremony organizers have kept everything simple and from the heart. You feel you are part of it with simplicity as it...More

Thank Michael K
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Atherfield
8 March 2016|
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Response from Andrew Y | Reviewed this property |
No.its free but be respectful. No applause and remain silent when the buglers are playing.
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Carole T
21 October 2015|
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
Around 30mins
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Darrennchris
14 July 2015|
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Response from Andrew Y | Reviewed this property |
As the Poles regained Ypres the Last Post began again, despite heavy fighting. It's a fascinating and moving story I highly recommend that you have a look at the available information.
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