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Ramparts Cemetery

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Address: Rijselsepoort, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Stayed really close to this cemetery and took time to walk up to see it. Also went to other side of the 'moat' and could really see what a great and peaceful place it is for this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Chris E
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed really close to this cemetery and took time to walk up to see it. Also went to other side of the 'moat' and could really see what a great and peaceful place it is for this memorial. When there walk along the whole ramparts right round to the Menin gate it is a great and beautiful walk

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Portchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Ramparts Cemetery (also known as Lille Cemetery) is a 10 minute (1km) walk along the ramparts from the Menin Gate. The cemetery holds casulties from 1915 - 1918 with British, Australian and New Zealand soldiers being laid to rest here. The cemetery is immaculately kept and is very peaceful overlooking the water. If your visiting the Menin Gate, it's... More 

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Thank Earl68
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This small beautiful cemetery lies on the old defence walls surrounding Ypres. It touches the shores of the water, resulting in a wonderful and peaceful scenery.

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Thank MathiasVercauteren
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walk along the city walls from Menin Gate, the woodlands and you will come across the ramparts cemetery. you cannot help but be moved by this.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is hard to envisage the conditions and the reason why the Cemetery is here because of the peaceful surrounds ... spend time getting to know the soldiers and refect upon their sacrifice ... afterwards take a reflective, peaceful walk back to Menin Gate ... congratulations Commonwealth War Çommission for the upkeep.

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Thank Colin S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission do a marvellous job in upkeeping these cemeteries. This small but perfectly-formed one is on the South-East ramparts of Ypres and is along a pathway that is flanked by trees. There are a variety of Commonwealth nationalities in the cemetery which gives you a flavour of the scale of the effort involved in WW1.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

These cemeteries are so well maintained as they should be. This one clings to the banks toward a river. There are Australian and Maori graves as well as unknown soldier graves. We were very interested as my friends Grandfather served in this war and survived. There were members of the Liverpool regiment buried here and he likely served with them.... More 

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Thank 186400Caroline
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is a beautiful and fitting resting place for many young soldiers it's up kept is done with great care and respect

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Thank alfandanga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

A beautiful cemetery up on the Ramparts of Ypres , just past the Lille Gate. Overlooking the Moat. Very peaceful & well kept by the CWGC.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Chanced upon this really peaceful and beautiful cemetery while taking a walk along the ramparts from Menin Gate to Pacific Eiland. There aren't many graves here but the whole place is beautifully maintained and serene. One can easily spend an hour just soaking in the tranquility here balanced no doubt by the horror of war and the price these young... More 

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