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Ramparts Cemetery

Rijselsepoort, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Venice, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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South Wales
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

You expect cemeteries to be peaceful places and war cemeteries to be immaculately kept, and after visiting a few the impact of the care and devotion does die off a little, it becomes expected. Ramparts reignites that emotion however. If any hero has a nicer resting place then that must be wondrous. A typically small piece of land, far less... More

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We paid our respects to the fallen soldiers who lie here following a walk along the Ramparts. It is a small but remarkable cemetery that had me thinking if I had a relative who had fallen in Ieper during the Great War I'd be comforted if they lay in this cemetery. I can say no more than this.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a small cemetery by a waterway at the edge of the town of Ypres. It is always nice to see how well maintained these cemeteries are. It is picturesque and petit and worth a visit to pay your respects

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Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Beautiful location overlooking the river, no better place to be buried. A short walk around the ramparts brings you to this lovely spot next to the rampart museum entered through the pub

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

An absolutely lovely memorial to those who died during WW1. My father and I walked all around just looking at the names of the fallen soldiers. Perhaps the most poignant for me, were those 'known only unto God'.

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had a look at the cemetery after visiting the Ramparts Museum. The setting is beautiful, overlooking water and so peaceful. As always the rows of white crosses really make you stop and think. We did not spend a long time here but were glad we visited.

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