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Last Post ceremony

Address: Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Guildford
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

We stayed overnight in Ypres before visiting my Grandfather Harry's Branson's grave over the border in Halluin for the first time the next day, and his brother James Branson's in St. Sever, Rouen the day after that. It was very moving to see all the names on the pillars rising to the roof of the monument, including many Indian and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This was what I had come to see and I had arrived early to get a good spot. The Gate itself is an amazing structure and the lists of names seem to go on forever. As the crowd grew it became more difficult to keep my place and when a couple of ancient ladies arrived I had to give my... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

First of all if you are going to Ypres to the Menin gate or for the ceremony - on the map it is marked as Leper. Lovely ceremony which was very moving. We made sure we got there early to get a good position at the front to hear and see the readings and the last post. The building is... More 

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london
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This ceremony is so moving and not to be missed.All ages and nationalities stand together to remember ,the readings and the last post are faultless

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Nightly, at 8pm. The local Fire Service buglers sounding the Last Post would bring a tear to a glass eye. Not to be missed when in the area. It's incredible that the locals have carried this service on since the end of WW1, except for during German occupation in WW2.

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Alresford, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Humbling, really made one think about all those service personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

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Birmingham
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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I have lost count of how many times I have seen this ceremony , I think you would have to be pretty hard hearted not to be moved - gets me every time !

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Cuffley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Very busy arrive early for 8pm start especially on Saturday. Moving ceremony, about 20mins including commemorating lost soldiers from the first world war.

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Bognor, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I have seen this ceremony countless times and it never fails to move me. Also every evening is different within the same basic theme.

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This ceremony has to be seen to appreciate. So many soldiers lost their lives and one id remembered, in detail, every evening. The local Fire Brigade buglers sounding the Last Post is so moving

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