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“The perfect spot to sit and reflect” 5 of 5 stars
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Ramparts Cemetery
Rijselsepoort, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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“The perfect spot to sit and reflect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

There is a grave in this cemetery which is marked with a short inscription from the family. It says simply "My son" and is perhaps the most moving of the many heart rending expressions of love and loss which litter the landscape of Flanders.

Visited December 2012
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“War Graves”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This was such an honour to visit and pay my respects for the fallen soldiers that never made it back home. Soldiers from different countries came here to fight and lost their lives and the view they have to look at for eternity is amazing.

Visited October 2012
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“A little slice peace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This small military cemetery lies on the walk around the Ramparts in Ieper. We went after the Last Post Ceremony and found this small plot containing the white gravestones of around 100 soldiers from the UK, France, Belgium, NZ, Canada and India. It is very well cared for by the War Graves Commission and looks out over the river surrounding the ramparts. Very peaceful and calm.

Visited August 2013
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“So small, so peaceful - impressed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This small cemetery (by the standards of others is the area) is by the Lille Gate, Leper (Ypres) on top of the old ramparts. There is parking available in nearby streets or it is about 10 minutes' walk from the Grote Markt (market square) and it has wheelchair access.

It contains 198 Commonwealth graves, of which 188 are identified casualties.

However, it is the location that stands out. The resting places face out over a gentle slope down to the river and across to the opposite bank. The cemetery itself is really beautifully & lovingly maintained (big thanks to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on that one).

If you get the chance this is a visit well worthy of the effort - after the Menin Gate Memorial and Last Post ceremony.

Visited August 2013
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“well worth a visit after the Menin Gate ceremony”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Beautifully kept grounds in a lovely location by the river. Well worth making the short walk from the Menin Gate along the old wall of the town.

Visited August 2013
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