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Saint George's Memorial Church

Address: Elverdingsestraat 1, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Type: Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Mechelen
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Just behind the famous cloth hall of Ypres you will find this impressive cathedral with it's 100 meters high tower, rebuilt after the first WW on the remnants of the original church.

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Salisbury
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131 reviews 131 reviews
106 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

After having been to a packed Ypres it was so lovely to come and enjoy the peace and serenity of this church. I think because it is slightly out the way it gets missed.It has an interesting history and I would advise that you swot up before you go, as I find if I visit a place ad hoc ,I... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This pretty church is a memorial to (mainly) the schoolboys and old boys from Britain's big schools who fought and died in the Ypres Salient. You'll see plaques from schools including Wellington, Eton and others. When these schoolboys joined up, they often joined as Officers, and had an average life of about 6 weeks on the frontline before being killed.... More 

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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

Dosnt seem to visited as much as some locations in the area but this little gem is a short walk from the cloth hall and is well worth a visit.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This church was built specifically to provide a place for the families of Commonwealth fallen to come and remember their lost sons and fathers. Inside is full of wall plaques, pew covers etc that commemorate the various regiments. Don't miss it.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Just a short stroll from the main square in Ypres is this quiet church steeped in history. Seeing the different plaques, pew cushions and other memorials is pretty poignant but slightly different from some of the museums, cemeteries. Worth a visit when in Ypres.

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Lichfield
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A great place to visit. Always special and moving. Recommended. My school, Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall, has a memorial plaque in the church which I always make a point of visiting every time I am in the town. Always worth a visit for anyone in the town.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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116 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is a lovely and very moving small church in the suburbs of Ypres, but to anyone who is ex Military or interested in the War you must visit. Every Regiment who served in the War are represented somewhere in the Church, many of the Regiments no longer exist or have been swallowed up into larger Regiments over the years.... More 

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IJsselstein, The Netherlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is really breathtaking. Although Ieper (Ypres) is already full of memorials, entering this church will ad an extra experience. A church fulley dedicated to all the men who gave their lives and regiments who fought on Iepers battlefields.

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Glasgow
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A charming little church and a must see for any commonwealth visitor, there is so much work and dedication gone into the building of this church after the war.

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