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Ramparts Cemetery

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Address: Rijselsepoort, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Really peaceful

This little cemetery is quiet and peaceful. It is well maintained and a fitting resting place for the soldiers who lie there. For a little bit of solitude and quiet, it's worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
DLS2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little cemetery is quiet and peaceful. It is well maintained and a fitting resting place for the soldiers who lie there. For a little bit of solitude and quiet, it's worth walking through on a walk around the ramparts.

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

Pretty cemetery near the Lille gate at Ypres next to the river, not easily accessible from the road, leads to a nice walk along the ramparts to the Menin Gate

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Pembrooke
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cemetery is readily accessed from Ypres. It is beautifully maintained and has the graves of soldiers from many nations. It has been kind of the people of Belgium to gift this land for our lost relatives.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

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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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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