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Address: Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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A most moving experience

Played every night at 8 pm to remember war dead , only missed once since end of 1st world war i believe , very moving particularly if you've lost someone to the war, would advise... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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County Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Played every night at 8 pm to remember war dead , only missed once since end of 1st world war i believe , very moving particularly if you've lost someone to the war, would advise be there at 7.30 for good view as upto a thousand people can be there

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Each time I visit Ypres I always make sure I attend the last post, I find it very emotional but a must, my advice would be to get there half hour before the start to get a good view.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very worthwhile experience for all to commemorate those who fell. Good for all ages as a reminder of how many are affected by war

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third visit and first in the summer so it was much much busier. The crowd were respectful and the guys playing the last post faultless.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For anyone with a remote interest in history and the First World War this ceremony is a must. We got there at 7.00 pm for the 8.00 pm start and had our pick of where to stand. Not sure which end to stand? Look for the white spot in the middle of the road, furthest side from town, the buglers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During our visit in Ieper we attended the ceremony at Menin Gate, honouring the Commonwealth soldiers fallen during the Great War, every night at 8'oclock the Last Post sounds from this place trough the streets of Ieper.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate is conducted each evening, hail, rain or shine. It is a very simple and moving ceremony. The length of the service depends on the number of groups which have organised to lay wreaths as part of the ceremony. Go at least half an hour before the service to get a good view.... More 

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Tamworth, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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