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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 #3 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 July 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We called here almost as an afterthought whilst in the area. What an amazing experience,it's almost too much to take in.everyone should go and see it. The visitors centre tells so many stories of the people who gave their lives so that we could be free The man in the visitors centre who I believe is a volunteer is an... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Passed the American Cemetery and Memorial on the way Into Cambridge and although had seen it advertised in the past had never bothered to visit. Big mistake. We went in on this last visit and it really is a very interesting place, with an outstanding visitors centre and chapel. Not to be missed!

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