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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  • This was the 1st cemetery we visited. In a beautiful setting at the side of the water. A nice walk on the ramparts to get to it. Very well kept.  more »
  • Our visit was different than most as we were remembering our last visit with my wife's parents. The cemetery remains well cared for, as is normal. The cemetery remains visually very attractive.  more »
  • a very moving place a little sad to know all the history but important to share with all generations  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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