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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 #2 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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I loved looking around the American Cemetery - there is a lot of information to digest about what is featured and why the cemetery is placed just outside of Cambridge. I believe there is a bus which also stops outside if you use public transport. This is a peaceful place, and the symmetry and well-kept nature is extremely calming. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Impressive well kept and unique visitor experience ; tranquil yet moving and the visitor centre kept the right balance between information about historic events and people without the tacky trappings of a shop or cafe. The impressive restrooms are probably the poshest ones I have encountered !

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Church is so moving and he place is so well kept, and you get the most moving feeling of calm, but to see so many graves is heartbreaking.

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luton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Beautiful peaceful place well maintained. Elegant simple chapel. 3000+ graves. A must for Americans remembering their loved ones lost in war. Plenty of parking

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Went with my husband on a rainy afternoon...absolutely beautiful memorial for the WWII generation, impeccably maintained. Highly recommend visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This place, this event, these men and women who still live through us. Their individual deeds and actions of selflessness engraved forever their value to our daily lives. Now we wait and watch again as the world unravels as it did in 1939. Do we sit by and distance ourselves pretending not to see the atrocities? I wonder if we... More

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have been before to this place which records 5000+ missing in action and has graves for a further 3000+.The grounds and buildings are beautifully maintained and the chapel has an elegant simplicity about it. Since last I was there an informative Visitors' Centre has been opened with riveting displays that could fascinate one for hours. This solemn yet absorbing,... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This cemetery and monument remind us that we are free today because of the sacrifice of those who fought and died for that right. The place is beautifully kept and presented. Do not miss this experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Interesting place to visit. Was there early in the morning, so had opportunity to experience the cemetery without many other people. The gardens are beautiful and the graves kept very tidy. The new visitors centre was informative and told the stories of real people.

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