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Address: Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Numerous visits to the gate but first time at the ceremony

Over the years I have visited the Gate on numerous occasions, but due to circumstances have never had the opportunity to see the Last Post Ceremony. If it is at all possible... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Dover, United Kingdom
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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Over the years I have visited the Gate on numerous occasions, but due to circumstances have never had the opportunity to see the Last Post Ceremony. If it is at all possible for you, I recommend that you do eneavour to see this moving and heartfelt ceremony of remembrance. The visit of Canadian relatives gave me the necessary opportunity to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The last post sounds at 8 o'clock each night and you can hear it easily from a wide area around the Menin Gate Memorial. If you would like to be at the front to see the person playing the last post, or the wreath laying you may need to arrive before 7:30 or earlier. We got there at 7:45 and... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is just amazing that the ceremony is still daily and different every evening. We went twice and were touched both times. Similar ceremonies but so different. The first one was supported by English in war uniforms on motorbikes and a nurse in a sidecar, the second was supported by a bagpiper and four army personnel .

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The respect that flows under the Menin gate at Ieper every evening at20.00hours is breathtaking.Knowing that the sacrifice of hundred years ago is still alive and vibrant. This is a tourist attraction with a difference. It will make You think of the future.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful fitting tribute to the fallen. Has to be experienced to understand the impact. I respect the people of Ieper so much for holding this ceremony every evening at 8pm. What a commitment and respectful tribute to all those who gave their lives in the Great War. Very humbling.

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

Firstly, ANYONE can be involved in the ceremony, plan ahead and book yourself a spot. Get there early to get a spot you can see clearly, I'd suggest an inner corner spot. We had a choir sing Abide with Me in Welsh!!! A-mazing!!! My father is ex-army, and there were some soldiers from a related UK unit at our ceremony,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Touching and quite emotional. We went on a week day, no bank holiday of any kind, and we were astounded b the number of people who were present. It is amazing that so many people pay their respects. The silence was total and many of the bystanders had tears in their eyes. A must. Lest we forget... We have to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this as a family visit as part of a weekend battlefield tour. The preparation was very organised and we had a good view from the canal side of the gate. This ceremony happens every night without fail and sometimes has more ceremony around it as well as the last post. If ever you can, attend this ceremony and... More 

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Prudhoe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very moving ceremony, we were in Ypres on a visit to see some family war graves and also the Menin Gate as I have a great great uncle on it. The ceremony was full of respect and is a great way of continuing to honour the huge loss of life experienced by our countries 100 years ago.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see in Belgium!! Definitely worth the trip to Ieper. Historic event and very moving. Starts at 8 pm, plan to arrive by 7 for a spot at the front. Later might have poor/no visibility

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