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Ramparts Cemetery

Rijselsepoort, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Launceston, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

A small, but equally important cemetry for British forces on the Western Front. In easy walking distance from the old Ypres town it sits in a tranquil setting beside the Ypres canal.

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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

a very quiet cemetery, found along the rampart walk,along by the waters edge. a lovely place to be laid to rest. but still very moving as are all the cemeteries.

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Congleton
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Ramparts cemetery is fairly small but still very moving. You can get there by taking a delightful 1km walk from Menin Gate; the walk is along a tree line path alongside the river. Worth the walk.

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Tayside
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Small British military cemetery in a lovely position close-by the Lille Gate and ramparts in Ieper, There is a nice walk along the ramparts and can be followed through parkland up to the Menin Gate.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A beautiful spot to be laid to rest. There is a grave of a South Staffs Soldier who was from Oak Street In Quarry Bank, Dudley. Also Maori Soldiers.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This has all the things you see elsewhere but perched on the Ypres ramparts benefiting from a view of the wide moat and the landscape beyond the south of the town it probably has the best aspect of most of the Graves Commission sites. When we were there the mottled sun playing across the headstones as it came through the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We were in Ieper for the WW1 commemorations & were visiting local graveyards etc. The ramparts walk is a nice easy walk & depending where you start you will pass this cemetery. As all CWGC sites it is well kept & good to look at. Recommend at least 20 minutes here as the views are nice as well.

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Penally, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A lovely peaceful ceremony - last visited in December with frost on the ground - we went back last week on a lovely sunny day. Both visits so memorable in their own ways. Visited the grave of a local lad - may they all rest in peace.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you are in Ieper and have one hour to spare, stroll along the ramparts, South away from the Menin Gate until you reach the Ramparts Cemetery, about a 20 minute walk. The cemetery is only small but located in a beautiful spot and everyone should visit it and just "think on".

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

As with all CWGC cemeteries this is immaculately kept, small in size, with some particularly moving graves of Maori's who died a long way from home. This cemetery is ideal to combine with a walk from Menin Gate, along the Ramparts, and as we did, to the Ramparts museum afterwards.

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