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Address: Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Must see and do if you are in and around Ypres. Last Post sounds each night at 8pm with a solemn ceremony and buglers.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Must see and do if you are in and around Ypres. Last Post sounds each night at 8pm with a solemn ceremony and buglers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent ceremony remembering the fallen in the Great War. Not to be missed. Arrive early as it is very popular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ceremony has been held over 30,000 times. Its so moving it can't be anything but excellent. Yes there can be silly people in the crowd and it can be busy. Put that out of mind and enjoy!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So pure, this moment to remember between the names of those who never has been find in Flanders Fields. Unfortently this event became very popular. You have to be on time, this means 19:30 at last. It's a place to show respect to those... but not everybody did get the message... pity

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a cold January night so rug up for this time of year. The ceremony is only about 10 mins in duration but something which should not be missed. Very emotional. Apparently this event can be very busy but there would have only been around 50 people attending this night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Attended the Last Post with family group Cold winter night so only about 100 people in attendance Cermony starts at 8pm so arrive well before to get a good view Sheer scale of names on the Memorial of soldiers without a grave is thought provoking

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

A very moving ceremony. Was here new years eve for last post where a man from the welsh fusiliers laid the wreath. I myself left a poppy cross which i brought from england, have been here a few times and it always moves me.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

I visited with members of the armed forces and they said it was very moving and emotional. There was a Scottish regiment playing on one particular evening that was superb.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Perfect, fitting, sombre, touching, tasteful......... This is, in my opinion, a necessity to visit if in Belgium.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

The Last Post is a bugle ceremony at 8pm every evening to mark those killed during WW1. It takes place under Menin Gate and has been happening for 90 years and lasts about 20 minutes. I'd highly recommend going to this. It's a moving ceremony and a chance to remember those who served.

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