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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
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Menenstraat | Poort gebouw, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Very busy and very moving as it always is. I have to say tonight Thanet Male Voice Choir sung at the memorial service and that made the trip extra special having the choir from my area there. I will be back soon.

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We visited the Menin Gate recently as part of a pilgrimage to find the graves of my 3 Great-Uncles. Very disappointed; agree with Siefrid Sassoon who called it a "sepulchre of crime". The city of Ypres is cashing in on the tragedy with restaurant and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

What else can you say it is so moving being at Menin Gate at 8...but otherwise... well it is a place of sadness and reflection. A must visit.

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Reviewed yesterday

The original lions are back in Australia, but replicas have been commissioned and sit proudly on the plinths. The memorial was awash with poppies, with it being the weekend after the 100th anniversary.

Thank MarkB4488
Reviewed 2 days ago

The names on the Menin gate make such pointless loss so real. It is worth walking behind into the galleries and up onto the ramparts

Thank Clarky57
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can’t fail to be impressed by the sheer quality of this magnificent monument to all those who lost their lives in the Great War.

Thank sandra a
Reviewed 3 days ago

An amazing memorial to the thousands of brave men who died fighting for our freedoms. When you view all the names it brings into focus the sacrifices these men made for our freedoms.

Thank scotishtravelbug
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was one of the highlights of our battlefield tour. We had planned ahead and were granted permission to lay a wreath at the memorial. Three of our group presented the wreath which we purchased for about $20 USD. The ceremony lasts about 20 minutes,...More

Thank intrepid702016
Reviewed 4 days ago

A sobering visit to an immense monument. Our time of visit did clash with a number of school trips, so was not particularly quiet.

Thank landi_uk
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visiting the Menin gate during the day before the daily evening service was very moving. You are made to realise the appalling scale of lost lives from all over the world. It is carefully crafted to remind us of 60,000 young men whose bodies were...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Moving experience at the menin gate Ypres 11th November 2018. 100 year Armistice / Remembrance , every person should take the time to visit Ypres for the last post at the menin gate. Visit the graves of the fallen and pay their respects to all...More

Thank Burnleyboystours
Reviewed 4 days ago

An easy place to find from the market place about 400yds away. An imposing immaculate structure, but busy with traffic going through it. Hundreds of wreaths( at the time of writing 14th Nov) and individual poppies making a spectacular, colourful memorial but also incredibly sad...More

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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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21 October 2018|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
It's best to contact the Last Post Association to request this in advance.
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22 June 2018|
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Response from bryjud | Reviewed this property |
Hello yes I have a video of you are interested Regards Bryan
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