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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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This was the second visit me and my wife have made in less than a year. To see all of the names listed on the wall from all over the world is very sobering. It is great to see the... read more

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This was the second visit me and my wife have made in less than a year. To see all of the names listed on the wall from all over the world is very sobering. It is great to see the respect the Belgium people have for the men, women and animals that fought for our freedom.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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This is the second time I have been to the 8pm service. Even though it is at 8pm, we arrived at 7:30 and there was already a large crowd. It was a really nice service which put a lump in my throat. We also had a proper walk around the memorial during the day time to look at all of... More 

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Our second time at the memorial, this time with an old soldier in tow (90 plus years). The sight of all those names carved on the arch is enough to take your breath away but to stand and listen to "The Last Post" being played at the nightly 8pm ceremony with all the other people there is something else entirely.... More 

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Unveiled in 1924 by General Sir Herbert Plumer, who commanded men of the Commonwealth armed forces in Flanders, this memorial is very impressive. It contains 54,896 names of men who went missing in the terrible battles of Ypres, 1914-18. That alone is sobering, but then you remember this memorial couldn't house all the names of men blown to pieces, or... More 

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If you don't cry your heart out at 20:00 every evening. There must be something wrong with you... The Last Post is so haunting, They cannot be one family in the UK that does not have some attachment to The Great War.

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I have been here before, but not to the evening ceremony. It is impossible not to be moved by it. When we went there were a lot of visitors and it was a beautiful and moving occasion.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to Ypres and the Menin Gate, a place to remember all of those who gave their lives so that we are free to roam. The Ceremonial Sunset, (Last Post) is always moving.

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We stopped in Ypres on our way back to the Channel ports from a holiday in Holland. We really wanted to visit the town and to go to the Menin Gate. The memorial can be found about a 5 minute walk from the main square. As you look around the memorial itself, it is very moving and quiet as visitors... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Last post emotional tribute to those who served their countries and never made it home or were never found. Worth going to.

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Kept this going for nearly 100 years with a 4 year break during 2nd world war. Very moving and not to be missed

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