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Address: Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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A must see if you are visiting Belgium. A Last Post Ceremony held every evening 8pm at Menin Gate. I would advise you get there early as it can get very busy, we got there for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A must see if you are visiting Belgium. A Last Post Ceremony held every evening 8pm at Menin Gate. I would advise you get there early as it can get very busy, we got there for 7pm as we only had one night to see it and therefore wanted a great view. A moving tribute that had me in tears.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I was fortunate enough to take part in the ceremony by laying a wreath with a school group I went with. The ceremony itself is incredibly moving and something that all people in the area should attend if they are able to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A visit to the Menin Gate for the last post is a mudt in Ypres. An amazing historical site for Remembrance. Hearing the last post being played is so poignant, sombre, serene but at the same time resoectful in honouring the loss of life and war dead. As an ex soldier. Hearing the last post being played, makes the hairs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

If you've made the journey to Ypres, you must attend this ceremony. It's every night at 8pm so get there early as it can be crowded. But please, put your cell phones/ipads and other do-hickeys away and pay attention and a little respect to those who died here. And please, don't talk during the ceremony. Amazed that some people need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

very moving that local firemen play the last post every single evening of every single day at 8.00pm. There are 55,000 names on the menin gate of soldiers who were recorded as missing in action. We went with Nathan from battlefield tours, he was very knowledgable, and a very nice fellow. He picked us up at our hotel in bruges... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Visited Ypres as part of a Leger Christmas Market Tour. On arriving the driver informed us of this ceremony and we decided to attend. I am really pleased that we did. Everyone who visits this area should attend. It is well organised very poignant and lasts for about twenty minutes. Poppy wreaths are laid at each ceremony and there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have experienced the Last Post Ceremony 4 times now, but its still as powerful and as moving as the first. The way the town of Ypres and the Last Post Association in particular come together to lay on this daily event is nothing short of phenomenal! I think everyone should experience this at least once. We will remember them!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My first experience of the Menenpoort Last Post ceremony was on a very wet windy winter evening. Five Buglers, about twenty people and a couple of German Shepherd Dogs out with their owners for a walk. It was December. How different it is in this Centenary Year of the the WW1. There are thousands in Ieper every evening in November... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

amazing that they do the ceremony every night 365 days a year, whatever the weather , I felt honoured to witness it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very moving and a 'must do' at least once on any to Ypres. So many thousands of names carved into the stone walls. Lest we forget !!

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