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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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  • We didn't know that our walk from the Menin Gate Memorial to the Remparts Cemetery would take so long. Only afterwards did we realize that the sign indicated that it was 1100 meters further. We still ...  more »
  • Living in Roubaix, I often come to Ypres, very welcoming and charming city. The cemetery next to the Lille gate reminds the sacrifice of British and Belgians to withstand the German troops. If the land of Belgium and the North of the France are familiar with military cemeteries, of Ypres in its walls and next to the canal is special... A mixture of melancholy and quiet... Visit and stick to this place
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  • A small but picturesque cemetery overlooking the moat and the countryside beyond the town walls.A lovely spot to contemplate and let the world go by.Located next to the lille gate,and from there you w...  more »
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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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