Ramparts Cemetery, Ieper (Ypres)

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Assigned to the United Kingdom by King Albert I of Belgium, Ramparts Cemetery began during World War I as a burial ground for fallen soldiers. Look over the cemetery to see white gravestones resting quietly among manicured grasses and trees. Almost all of the identities of the fallen are known, with the exception of 10 graves that hold the remains of unknown soldiers. A notable set of graves are those of six Australian soldiers who were killed by the same shell. Take your time reading the names and paying tribute to the troops who lost their lives. Use our Ieper (Ypres) trip itinerary planner to add Ramparts Cemetery and other attractions to your Ieper (Ypres) vacation plans.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Overlooking the river, this is one of the most beautiful locations in Ypres. It contains the graves of soldiers whose task it was to repair the road out of the Lille Gate, the second most important wa...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    Our teens have been affected by this both discreet and intimate cemetery that was discovered in the end of the walk on the ramparts. That emotion!
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  • July 23, 2017
    Like all Commonwealth War Grave Cemetries the Ramparts Cemetery is beautifully maintained. The location is so picturesque and tranquil overlooking the moat. It is not a large cemetery but is easily ac...  more »
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  • July 20, 2016
    A serene place near the water
  • October 1, 2014
    A small cemetery where the soldiers look out over the ramparts, the moat and countryside beyond. Well worth the pleasant walk from the Menin Gate along the old city walls.
  • January 5, 2016
    Beautiful if you like history.
  • July 10, 2015
    A very peaceful place a lovely walk
  • August 14, 2016
    Following the itinerary on the walls, a few steps from the gates of lille, this small cemetery impresses with simplicity and anticipates other sites. Small white headstone preserve the memory of those who gave their lives, some with full name, other anonymous, but no less worthy of a flower, a poppy that here at Ypres she continues to devote
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Where to stay in Ieper (Ypres)

As a small town, Ieper provides most of its accommodations in the city center within walking distance from the central train station and the main tourist attractions. You'll find mostly mid-range hotels nestled in the historical center, which is contained by a ring of canals snaking their way around the city's core. With only a modest array of choices, the majority of places to stay are small mid-range hotels or bed and breakfasts.
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