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Essex Farm Cemetery

east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A special place where you are so close to those who died and even where they died.You stand yards from the "fromnt" and can walk into the dressing station where their final moments were spent before the end.It is not a haunted place but really...More

Thank lowry0195
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great to see the old concrete bunkers that served as a hospital, the cemetary and the canal. The troops said they felt safe this side of the canal, but not the other. It is easy to look across the canal to see into the enemy...More

Thank spartaBristol
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the many cemetery that are along and amongst the Western Front battlefields. This one has the memorial for John Macrae, poet from World War 1.

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a guided tour on our way to Ypres and it was well worth the stop. Ask to see the grave of a poor 15 year old soldier who is buried here. Also have a look at the old bunkers that were used for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

visited here with Generva from Flanders Battlefields Tours. Lovely memorial to John McCrae and the concrete shelters of the advanced dressing station are a powerful testament to the efforts of the medics to treat the wounded.

Thank Dok187
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located next to Site John McCrae, Essex Farm may not be as large as some of the other Commonwealth cemeteries, but it has more than a few unique things you won't find in others, so it's worth checking out. Aside from its obvious connection to...More

Thank Aaron H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a Over the Top tour of the Northern Salient in a mini bus of about 7 people. The conditions of what the medical staff were under every single day was so overwhelming. Let alone the cemetery and reading the tomb stones of...More

Thank YoYoGabba
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the site where In Flanders Fields was written. Like many places in the area this is very moving.

Thank SmilerP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Essex farm cemetery is dedicated to the commonwealth fallen at Ypres. It is visited by many people due to the Flanders field poem written by john mccrae. Reading some of the ages of the fallen, we saw one British soldier was only 15 years old....More

Thank Bolansan
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Worth a visit on own or as part of the tour. Tour visit is a bit rushed but visit worth the effort as seeing this many graves of young men some who are unknown takes your breath away.

Thank Andrew M
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20 September 2015|
Response from Martin G |
The best way to visit Essex Farm is by car as it is very accessible, all the CWGC cemeteries are free to visit, and are open everyday of the year. the theory that you need a tour guide to visit these places is a myth, all... More