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Last Post ceremony

Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Builth Wells, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

very moving and emotional experience make you think how lucky we are to have our freedom. I would suggest getting there at least 2hrs before the ceremony to get a good view as it get very very busy

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South Wales
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41 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

It's impossible to put into words the feelings and emotions that this ceremony produces. My wife and I visited Ieper for 2 nights, the main reason being that we wanted to be part of the ceremony and I also wanted to capture the atmosphere outside of it. We attended on the first evening. We were well prepared and made our... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Exellent, very moving and respectful ceremony. You can't help but be saddened and proud when they play the last post.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were there on a warm Saturday night and so it was very crowded & difficult to see. But just being there and being able to hear what was happening is enough. We were fortunate enough to have the band of the Irish Guards taking part. It is a simple but very moving ceremony, you must experience it.

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Hertfordshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The last post ringing out and thr beautiful choir makes the moment. Nobody could fail to be moved by the whole simple yet moving cerrmony

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Went on battlefield tour hotel in Ypres is 200yds from main square and menin gate 10min walk from hotel .Ideal for families,couples caters for everyone young and old,if you fancy dining out plenty of choice in main square the setback is they stop taking orders at 9pm can still get snacks in pubs at a reasonable price. The hotel does... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is truly amazing that this moving ceremony takes place every evening and long may it continue. It is very busy this year and probably will be for the next four years but if you are anywhere in the area it is an absolute must. There is total silence through the Last Post and the reading. It is an extremely... More

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Devon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Arrive early, before 7p.m. If possible as it gets very busy. The evening we attended there were representatives from Perth British Legion, Scotland, together with some individual families. We have visited during the day several times, but to take part in the evening is very moving and we would not have missed the opportunity.

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Boroughbridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

A truly moving experience, just listen, contemplate and reflect..................why? A Scottish pipe band added to the atmosphere, stirred the soul of every British person there, and a few other nationalities too, no doubt. Be ready to be pushed and shoved by people trying to get a better view as though it is a sporting event. The vast majority are there... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Finishes off the reading of the names at the Menin gate....the words were sang too by a visiting choir. This was an awesome experience.

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