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Ramparts Cemetery

Rijselsepoort, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Beautifully maintained. Sombre. Thought provoking but in a lovely setting above the moat around the city walls.

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Birmingham
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Walk along the ramparts from the Menin gate to find this small cemetery overlooking the town moat. One of the smallest cemetery's you will find in the area but well worth a visit and its a lovely walk as well.

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Darwin, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We walked along the ramparts on a cold, tranquil, autumn afternoon to reach the Cemetery. It is such a beautiful, peaceful place to remember that those who lie there faced such terrible carnage.

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Bournemouth
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It's a lovely little spot though a little busy when I was there. In fact it's a very small site so you won't spend a very long time there

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Another World War 1 Cemetery but in a lovely spot. A misty Sunday walk around thé ramparts with thé cemetery en route.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

very worth visiting a place of tranquility set by the canal. Alongside is the bunker like first aid station which somehow reminds one of the horror the wounded must have endured

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This was our first cemetary on our first day, a beautiful sunny crisp day by the river, made it all the more emotional, we left a note in the cemetarty log.

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sydney,australia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
36 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
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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