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Ramparts Cemetery

Rijselsepoort, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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sydney,australia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
36 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We wandered through the cemetery as we made our way around the ramparts. It is particularly pretty situated on the river, small, very quiet and serene. The headstones of the Maori soldiers caught our eye amongst the other nationalities, all very moving.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This small Cemetery greets you on the Ramparts as you drive or walk towards Lille Gate on your way into Ypres. It is a peaceful place and unlike the main Cemeteries is not over run with visitors. A pleasant change and it was sad to see 9 Royal Engineers buried in a line together REspect fellow Sappers

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Somerset
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If WW1 soldiers could have chosen their final resting place this is the most peaceful and beautiful spot they might choose. It's small but immaculate, just like all the CWGC maintained sites. The cemetery overlooks the Lille gate and moat, surrounded by trees, on the Ramparts footpath that circles the city. Just lovely...

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Steeped in history walking the ramparts you realise the fortifications expanse, although so close to the city is pleasurable as you take in the solitude and quietness. Off the tourist track but well worth the walk.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have travelled the Ypres salient for many years, and I have yet to find a ,more serene and touching location. No cemetery can be described as being beautiful, but this one comes close. Beware though, it is quite a way from the town, over 2 kilometre round trip, so if you have any kind of disability, it is probably... More

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stoke on trent
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

All the cemeteries in Ypres are lovely resting places and moving but this one is very serine and overlooks a lake. Not as busy as some of the cemetries

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Peace and tranquiliy pervade this little cemetery. It can be found after a short walk behind the Menin gate.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A lovely small cemetery on top of the old ramparts. Well worth a visit whilst walking the old ramparts

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A beautiful setting very quiet and peaceful along the river bank. You can then walk along the Ramparts to the Menin Gate.

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This small cemetary was built over the original huge deep dugouts cut into the side of the Ramparts, and used by soldiers coming out of the line and into 'reserve'. It was capable of holding a complete battalion or more it was so big. My Grandfather came out of the line at Weiltje and Potijze many times to find safety... More

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