The beautiful town which is like rewinding time is just two hours away from UK

This breathtaking European city makes visitors feel as though they are stepping back in time with its historic charm and character.

As well as being a poignant place to pay respect to those who lost their lives for our freedom, Ypres, in Belgium, has a wealth of ways to spend your time.

And it is only a two hour train journey from London on the Eurostar.

The VisitFlanders website explains more about the amazing history of the location, with many parts you might veture to feeling like you’re rewinding time.

It says: “It is the unofficial capital of Flanders Fields, site of numerous battles during the First World War. 

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“The ‘City of Peace’ still commemorates these events daily, at the In Flanders Fields Museum and under its Menin Gate memorial. 

“Night after night, the Last Post sounds in tribute to the soldiers who fell, ensuring that we never forget this war.”

There are many ways to remember the fallen – including the In Flanders Fields museum, a daily Last Post ceremony and a truly sobering 27 monuments and cemeteries.

The city – also known as Ieper in the Flemish tongue – includes many other points of interest too, such as a historic moat, which now is a haven for wildlife, theme park Bellewaerde Park and a stunning market square which has an array of restaurants and eateries.

Tourists who have visited the city have been sharing their thoughts about the on city review website Tripadvisor.

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One said: “The market square reminded me of many throughout Belgium, but the Grote (Cloth) Market was a spectacularly impressive building! Also, no shortage of interesting eateries around the square.”

Others talked about the daily moving Last Post ceremony.

They said: “You must visit once if you are in Ypres. The ceremony only lasts about eight minutes but is moving and makes you think.”

Another user added: “Extraordinary to think this ceremony has taken place every evening at 8pm since 1927 to honour those who gave their lives in WW1 (except for the WW2) years.”

They added: “It is sobering to think of the 54,000 men who marched into battle from that spot and didn’t come back.”

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