Don Regiano Posted 15 February , 2019 Share Posted 15 February , 2019 (edited) Although I spend a lot of time on the Somme, my visits to Belgium have been limited to a couple of day trips from the Somme. Next week I will be taking a friend across and, as he is fairly new to all this with just one visit to our place last year, I have promised him that we will go to Belgium. I will show him the usual places, including Tyne Cot (I haven't been there either!) and visit my relative at Brandhoek. I hope to end the journey by attending The Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate and then returning to the Somme that evening. I have been reading up on various websites and checking on car parking arrangements. There are some not so happy stories about not understanding the local notices which are in Flemish only and some having been given tickets even though they thought they had parked properly and legally. So, I thought I would tap in to the wealth of knowledge and experience of the GWF to see what advice would be given. I was thinking of parking adjacent to the railway station and walking via the Cloth Hall to the Gate. The alternative is to the East of the Gate (over the water and turning right). At this stage, it is likely that we will be visiting on a Sunday (though this could change) and we are not likely to be there before 6pm. Do the parking restrictions apply on a Sunday or is it no different from what appears to be the free and paying areas as indicated on the map produced by the tourist office? Thanks. Reg Edited 15 February , 2019 by Don Regiano left and right! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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