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Last Post ceremony

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Address: Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Very busy at 8pm but I still felt it was a personal experience and shed a tear. Get here by 7.15 at the latest to stand any chance of getting a good spot.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Tamworth, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very busy at 8pm but I still felt it was a personal experience and shed a tear. Get here by 7.15 at the latest to stand any chance of getting a good spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ceremony is legendary. It pays respect to the fallen and as it takes place within the Menin Gate with its thousands of names of the dead, it is even more special. We had not booked, just turned up and even 10 minutes prior to the service starting, we were 4 rows back. It was gratifying to see some young... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I booked 4 months in advance, so pleased we were advise to line up early and were given good info on where to wait. I find it difficult to form the words to describe this ceremony, many tears were shed by this daughter of an Aussie digger, so blessed to attend such a moving tribute to our... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It only goes for 10 or so minutes, depending on the service, but to stand and watch quietly with loads of other people, thinking about how many poor souls that lost their lives in war, it really hits home, especially as they have done this every night since 1928! Get there a bit early as it does get crowded and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is just amazing that each night around 7:40pm a service is held to remember our fallen. This is a must do. Get their early as there is always a large gathering. Both ends of the gate allow you to view and most importantly hear the service.

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Thank Bill M
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At 8 pm every night the Last Post is played at Menin Gate. It attracts large crowds in the summer months so get there early. It is worth the effort.

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Thank Nola M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The last post ceremony was gorgeous, many came to say their respects and it was a really peaceful environment

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You need to be there 30 minutes before we were told so duly arrived at 7.30 pm but only had a limited view due to the large number of people there. It is moving and worth the 30 minute wait, which I could have actually seen what was going on but I heard the last post and it was very... More 

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Thank 186400Caroline
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very moving and thought provoking ceremony. Thousands attend the ceremony each evening to pay their respects to the fallen. Had the privilege of conducting my school band at the ceremony and see the affect it had on these young musicians. Something they will remember for the rest of their lives.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst this is something that everyone should do in their lifetime, it was disappointing during this visit that people couldn't respect the 2 minutes silence, this is a poplar event, but those who participate in the ceremony should respect the significant of the memorial and the last post.

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