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Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

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Address: 19 Cambridge Road | Madingley, Cambridge CB23 7PJ, England
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+44 1954 210350
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First established on December 7, 1943, this area of 30.5 acres was donated...

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.

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Poignant Reflection

Only a stone-throw away from Cambridge city centre. (Also accessible by bus.) The grounds of this outdoor memorial were immaculate, but the impact of being higher up at the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only a stone-throw away from Cambridge city centre. (Also accessible by bus.) The grounds of this outdoor memorial were immaculate, but the impact of being higher up at the entrance & looking down over the expanse of white crosses was quite overwhelming. As we then strolled quietly along the paths, I had no choice but to force back tears. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cambridge, as a city full of tourists and students can often feel overwhelming, yet on a short bus ride outside of the city is this beautiful space set on the side of a hill. As a memorial it is moving and informative (do go in the information centre, they have the most helpful guides) while being immaculately kept and ideal... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well designed landscape and architecture - appropriate for self-reflection. Immaculately maintained. Visitor centre vividly portrays the vast contribution made by US citizens during WW2

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Papworth Everard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a place when you can discover hidden pieces of history. There are a lot of pictures and information you can not find in books. It is worth to visit to find out about people who helped to established piece in world. I do not think it is good for kids.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on the way into Cambridge having been recommended a visit by family. The cemetery is beautifully laid out and immaculately kept. It's interesting to walk among the headstones and read the memorial to those lost at war - and horrifying to think how many people of one nationality lost their lives in just this small part of the... More 

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We are really glad that you found the Visitor Center interesting. The grounds are a testament to our grounds keeping crew which works all through the year to keep the landscape immaculate. More 

Cambridge UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are war cemeteries throughout most of Europe, those managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission universally well maintained, but the American cemetery on the outskirts of Cambridge is hauntingly beautiful. A deeply moving landscape of small white marble plinths set in the gentle rolling grounds. The huge wall bearing the names of those who died flying from the many... More 

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Thank NMarshall
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Your review reflects just how moving a visit to Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial can be. As you say, to see a similar name on the Wall of the Missing or on a headstone can, quite literally, take ones breath away. As well as those who lost their lives in the strategic bombing campaign there a many who fell at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

A cold, clear day in early December. Echoes in the chapel and frost on the breath. Few leaves left on the trees and a buzzard circling. American flag and oversized statues of American servicemen. Perfectly aligned rows of white crosses in whichever direction one looks. Perfect time to visit this peaceful but heart rending reminder of the tragedy of war.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Visited the cemetery and memorial for Veterans Day (11 November). Great ceremony and speakers in a very lovely location to honor the fallen.

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St.Ives Cambridgeshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

A place that you cannot describe to others. Peaceful, serene, a place to reflect on what the place actually is and it's purpose

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Cambridge American Cemetery is truly a place for reflection and we try to inspire feelings of empathy toward the subject matter when we give tours. In particular when these are school groups, students or members of the various Cadet groups. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

so peacefull but what a sad place just rows and rows of silent graves make you think parking and visitor centre

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