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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

A moving reminder of the contribution made by American Airman based far from home in East Anglia. The beautifully laid out cemetery has sweeping views over the countryside and skies, the chapel is notable for its mosaics and memorial windows to all the American States, and there is not an exhibition providing personal insights into the lives of some of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

A good time to visit this cemetery and reflect on times gone by... This is a beautifully kept cemetery and has an amazing chapel on site too, with lovely stained glass commemorations of all the American states and a depiction of the aircraft flying to heaven painted on the ceiling... Very moving!

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Lots of background history with good audio visual displays. Immaculate grounds and toilet facilities in a sombre thought provoking place.

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Ingleby Barwick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

A superb and beautiful cemetery in rolling Cambridgeshire countryside containing over 3,000 graves of American servicemen who died in WW2, also over 5,000 who have no known grave are commemorated. A haven of peace and tranquility that is well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Cambridge UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a beautifully kept cemetery. The adjoining chapel is superb. As always with war graves I am constantly reminded just how young so many of the fallen were. Looking back through history I feel many wars were futile given they solved nothing and left a chaotic situation behind, others could be argued to have been a necessary evil such... More

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Hull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Besides being a beautifully kept cemetery it manages to describe the tragedies of the second world war through interactive material in the new visitor centre. Individual stories are linked to plot numbers which allows you to understand the huge sacrifices made. Very moving.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My husband and I spent 4 years in the UK close to Cambridge and we volunteered several times to clean the headstones. We would spend full Saturdays with gloves, buckets, and brushes. When we had children, we continued to bring them and have them help (or if they were too little we would carry). Such a beautiful and humbling place.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A very humbling experience to visit a place that honours 4000 of the 400,000 Americans that died during WW2 defending the western world against tyranny. We came out feeling very emotional. A very moving experience. God bless America!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a must to visit while in Cambridge. The hop on hop off bus stops here. It is so well kept, and very peaceful. There are 3800 graves and over 5000 names on a wall of Americans who helped the allies in the war, and were lost, but not found. There is a wonderful visitor centre as well.

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Beautifully kept in fact immaculate, new centre very well displayed, warm welcome by staff and a place not to miss for visitors to Cambridge

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