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Ramparts Cemetery

Rijselsepoort, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Erskine, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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154 attraction reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
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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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A small, but emotionally powerful place. The lovely gardens, water, and birds are in stark contrast to the hell-on-earth of Ypres 1914-18.

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Withernsea, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you like your history then this is a lovely place to visit. Much smaller than i imagined. I know it sounds strange, but it is far more educational than what you learn at school.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

our group walked the peaceful route through lovely gardens to visit this serene resting place for fallen heroes by the river inside the walls of the town of Ypres

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Tabernas, Spain
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This fairly small cemetery is found easily by walking south along the ramparts of Ypres from the Menin Gate through pleasant wooded shady grounds. A place to be quiet and thoughtful about the huge sacrifices made 100 years ago by mainly very young men.

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Belfort, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Beautifully kept war cemetary a credit to the war graves commision. Worth the walk along the ramparts from the Menin Gate.

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