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Cold and windy weather didn't stop several hundred people turn up on this Saturday in Dec 18. We had visited the Menengate during daylight earlier and were moved by the many poppy wreaths and messages from all over Europe and the rest of the world....More
The last post has been played by three buglers and a bagpipe player at 8.00pm every night since 1927. They close off the road and there were probably a couple of thousand people there on 13.11.2018. Many wreaths were laid and a Canadian children's choir...More
An emotional experience to be inside the Menin Gate at this time although the Last Post was slightly delayed by the vast numbers joining the Poppy Parade to march/walk from the town square, up Meneenstraat and through the Gate with its 55,000 names of the...More
Everyone should attend this at some point. If visiting Ypres it’s a must.A very moving ceremony immaculately performed. Well worth arriving early to get a good view This is not an attraction.This is a pilgrimage site We will remember them #Respect
This is not an attraction. This is a pilgrimage site. The crowds from night to night vary as does your experience of it. Young children may have difficulty understanding the significance of the site, or of all the names and the need for quiet. Please...More
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.
During the occupation of WW2 the last post was played at the Brookwood military cemetry in the UK. But as soon as the occupation was over it returned to Ypres. Therefore the last post has played every night uninterrupted... More
During the occupation of WW2 the last post was played at the Brookwood military cemetry in the UK. But as soon as the occupation was over it returned to Ypres. Therefore the last post has played every night uninterrupted, the change in venue for those few years was unavoidable but the honour and commemoration continued.