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“every night” (206 reviews)
“menin gate” (292 reviews)
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Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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"every night"
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"menin gate"
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"moving experience"
in 131 reviews
"moving tribute"
in 50 reviews
"fire brigade"
in 50 reviews
"takes place"
in 42 reviews
"large crowd"
in 23 reviews
"taking part"
in 19 reviews
"front row"
in 21 reviews
"wreath laying"
in 27 reviews
"pipe band"
in 16 reviews
"school children"
in 34 reviews
"arrive early"
in 28 reviews
"emotional experience"
in 21 reviews
"visiting ypres"
in 28 reviews
"who lost their lives"
in 23 reviews
"young people"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very touching ceremony in an amazing location. Definitely don't miss this if you have the chance. Pay your respects here.

Thank Gareth O
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The 4 buglers played the Last Post perfectly. The sound which echoed through the Menin Gate made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end, it was really quite eerie. The Australian dignatory who had travelled to say the Ode of Remembrance...More

Thank timsearle
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have experienced the Last Post ceremony so often but it moves us every time. You never know how many other visitors there will be or who will be laying a wreath. You cannot visit this part of Flanders without experiencing this nightly commemoration.

Thank brown2312
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Menin Gate for the last post ceremony. Hearing the buglers was very moving. It was good to see school parties attend and to place their wreath at the end of the ceremony

Thank jrb502018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth the time to experience the Remembrance Ceremony at 8 pm. Held daily since 1928, True dedication to honor the fallen from the Common Wealth from WWI.

Thank Wayne I
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Regardless of whether or not you just visit the Menin Gate or view the ceremony it is an emotional experience to look at the gate and realize that, not only are there over 50,000 names inscribed, but each of these names represent a soldier whose...More

Thank gmac66
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd been to the Menin Gate memorial on a previous visit to Ieper and found it very profound so this time wanted to be part of the ceremony crowd. It was a very worthwhile experience and the simple service is very moving.

Thank GaynaB
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very moving ceremony that everyone should go to. It takes place every evening at 20.00 every night of the year.

Thank Harry S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Leaving the ceremony was like the end of a concert... around 1000 people moving aware discussing what had happened and feeling proud to have experienced it. Every night this happens. The roads are closed and a ceremony takes place including wreath laying, music, readings and...More

1  Thank Jamie S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your staying in the town then it is worth going to see the last post. A simple service, with a chance to lay a wreath at the end. Can get very busy so get there about half hour early

Thank travelleratheart2015
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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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