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Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

19 Cambridge Rd | Madingley, Cambridge CB23 7PJ, England
44 1954 210350
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Ranked #1 of 107 attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Owner description: First established on December 7, 1943, this area of 30.5 acres was donated by the University of Cambridge to serve as a permanent Military Cemetery to... more » Owner description: First established on December 7, 1943, this area of 30.5 acres was donated by the University of Cambridge to serve as a permanent Military Cemetery to honor those Americans who gave their lives during World War II. « less
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Leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is very typical of these cemeteries. It can be a stark reminder of the past. The site was meticulously maintained.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Beautifully maintained military cemetery on the edge of the City. Worth a short bus trip to spend some time reflecting around the memorials and headstones.

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Winscombe, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Impressively thought provoking, especially in this year of the hundredth anniversary of the beginning of The Great War.

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Cambridge
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A thought provoking site well worth a visit. Beautiful surroundings. May be hard to get to unless you take the bus or taxi.

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South Ockendon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is an amazing place. Visually stunning and very very moving. The grounds are beautifully kept and the visitor centre is superb. You can read WW2 casualty figures on paper and they are shocking but it isn't until you see 5000 or so white crosses that it really sinks in. Everyone someone's son, brother, father. Well worth a visit.

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Boston, Lincs
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

What can I say. I spent the time there in tears. There are so many graves, beautifully kept. The chapel was a serene place for quiet reflection. The map of the scale of conflicts was absolutely amazing. My photos did not come out properly, which was a shame. There are stain glass plaques of the places that the soldiers came... More

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cape cod
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

As the son of a WWII U.S serviceman, I found this visit profoundly moving. The chapel and the museum are not to be missed. The grounds are maintained beautifully, and to see our Flag and the many grave markers as well as the names of the thousands of the missing Americans was almost too much to bear.At the age of... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

On arrival you are overwhelmed by the sheer number of graves. The grounds are kept beautifully and you can't help but be genuinely moved by the setting and the historical knowledge. I found my self thinking how truly blessed we were as a family in that we never lost anyone in the war. After this visit, we went to The... More

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Stanwick, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

As an American, I found visiting this cemetery to be a very moving experience. The excellent condition in which it was maintained was certainly appreciated. The wall with the 5,000+ names was, to me, one of the most moving parts of the experience, as it is difficult to comprehend that many men - from just one small part of the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

If American in Cambridge, take some time to stop for a visit. This one is done brilliantly. And they recently opened a new visitors center, which is done exceptionally well. The memorial and chapel are incredibly done as well. Must go inside chapel to appreciate. Time: We spent ~ 1 hour. Probably could have spent another hour in the visitors... More

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