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Address: Menenstraat, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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32-57-23-92-20
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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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Can't believe this is conducted every night. Such great respect and honour to those that died in the 'great' war. Unmissable part to any battlefield tour.

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Can't believe this is conducted every night. Such great respect and honour to those that died in the 'great' war. Unmissable part to any battlefield tour.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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The Last Post Memorial to the fallen in WW1 is a sobering affair. It was good to see many students in attendance on the Friday before the Vimy anniversary celebration. The torch has been passed and my hope is that this generation finds a way to live together without all of the senseless conflict. A must see when in the... More 

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A moving ceremony conducted every evening at about 8pm (check locally) to honour and remember those who have given their lives to fight for Belgium in WWI. The numbers of the missing engraved on the walls seem to never end, and walking up the stairs on both sides leads to even more. Tragic and beautiful at the same time. Get... More 

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Go by 7pm for a good spot. On very cold night in April there were over 2,000 people there. The band plays on left side (facing Away from town). Visit the memorial even if you can't be there for evening ceremony. Inside of post on right side closest to town has books you can look up names of loved ones.

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Last Post at 8 is the most moving I have ever been to. Every night since 1927 (except during Nazi occupation) it is an act of remembrance from the town of Ieper to the soldiers of the British Empire who fought and died here. Incredible.

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what an experience..... a must for anyone and everyone. 8pm every night is a must. I could not believe how busy this was with about 200 visitors each evening. We went three nights running as it was such a must as part of our visit.

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What an experience, a visit here for the last post ceremony should be made compulsory for all UK citizens.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not only is this a fitting memorial to the fallen and a stunning landmark, the Last Post ceremony which takes place every night of the week at 8.00 pm is something that you simply must see. It is one of those experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime which. We had a specific reason for wanting to visit,... More 

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Very emotional- bring some tissues - you will need them....It was nice to see so many people attending the ceremony.

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An amazing ceremony that commemorates the fallen soldiers of the Great War. A wonderful tribute that is held each evening, 7 days a week at 8pm at the Menin Gate. Get there early!

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