Ramparts Cemetery, Ieper (Ypres)

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. Using our world travel planner, Ieper (Ypres) attractions like Ramparts Cemetery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.
  • A serene place near the water
  • Beautiful if you like history.
  • A very peaceful place a lovely walk
  • Place of remembrance off the tourist track on the ramparts of the city. Discover!
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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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