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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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  • A must see if you're visiting Ypres for the Menin Gate, but don't have the time to get to Tyne Cot. Gives an excellent insight into the typical style/layout of British & Commonwealth War Graves. 
  • It seems a little odd to describe a cemetery as Very Good. Presumably if one finds themselves at the Menin Gate one expects a certain type of experience, so in addition to the Menin Gate, this is well...  more »
  • Visited this place whilst still in secondary school, I didn't realise how moving it was until many years later. I would love to visit again now I am older. 
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  • A serene place near the water
  • Beautiful if you like history.
  • 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 very peaceful place a lovely walk
  • 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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