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Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Reviewed yesterday

An incredibly mowing experience each evening at the Menin Gate. Large crouds so need to get there early. Short service of remembrance with placing of wreaths. Last Post played by buglers from local fire service. A must for all visiting Ypres

Thank AlandAnC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This ceremony should be an essential part of any visit to Ypres. It begins at 8pm but early arrival is necessary to get the best view of the buglers. I defy anyone not to be moved by the sound of the Last Post as it...More

Thank Alan G
Reviewed 2 days ago

The ceremony is at 8pm, but to get a good view 7pm is the latest you can turn up really. (There is no seating either.) The ceremony itself is less than 15 minutes, but is a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made by so many....More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 3 days ago

May I just begin by saying that I have the utmost respect for those names on the Menin Gate, their famillies, the buglers, the good people of Ypres and the Last Post Association. My first visit to the Menin Gate ceremony was many years ago;...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited as I knew a family member was here Managed to find his name and the following day found where he was buried

Thank soobroo99
Reviewed 3 days ago

Powerful, poignant and moving, the Last Post Ceremony is a "must" especially at the end of a day visiting the battlefields where a generation of young men laid down their lives. Every evening, no matter what, at 8pm the Ypres Fire Brigade buglers sound the...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An honour to visit and take part in the memorial service to those soldiers with no known grave. A credit to the organisation of the last post association. Very dignified and emotional. Lest we forget.

Thank Trevor D
Reviewed 4 days ago

A moving and poignant ceremony, worth arriving early for a good position. Many a teary eye whilst listening to the Last Post reverberating under the impressive arches, surrounded by the inscribed names of over 53,000 men and boys whose final resting place is unknown. A...More

Thank 1never2late
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The service begins at 8pm, but crowds begin to gather around 1920 onwards. If possible try to get a position as close to the middle as you can so that you can see both the wreaths being laid and the bugler who approaches from the...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 5 days ago

A really emotional and moving experience. You need to be there early to get a good view as despite this ceremony happening every night hundreds still attend to respect the memory of the fallen.

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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
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Response from vannieuwenhuyse | Reviewed this property |
The ceremony lasts about 10 minutes (on a normal day) but the walk to the station takes approx 20 min. You can not be at the station before 20.30. I live in Ieper. Have a drink in town before you take the train.
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Response from Andrew Y | Reviewed this property |
As the Poles regained Ypres the Last Post began again, despite heavy fighting. It's a fascinating and moving story I highly recommend that you have a look at the available information.