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“Beautiful & reflective”

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Ranked #2 of 161 things to do in Cambridge
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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.
England
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful & reflective”
Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Beautifully done place of remembrance. From the beautiful rose bushes in summer to the magnificent trees all around, all situated in a quiet area outside of Cambridge with a view across the fens to Ely, the natural surroundings are beautiful & calming.
The various buildings of memorial are majestic but simple, leaving you time for your own thoughts.
It's currently undergoing a major revamp in terms of visitor buildings which I am sure will also be done in a thoughtful reflective way.
Beautiful place to walk & think!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Time for thought”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Just look at the average age on the Gravestones and take time to quietly reflect. Very moving. Everyone should take the opportunity to pay their respect and just say "thank you".

Visited March 2012
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Wallington UK
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Make the effort to visit”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

We didn't get off the city bus tour at this stop but made the trip on our own the next day & we are so glad we did. Very serene peaceful place. Quite humbling,

Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Interesting and thought provoking”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Very well organised and set out. A very interesting hour spent. It brings home how many lost their lives. As cemeteries go it was interesting and informative and peaceful. Not at all depressing. Worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Reflection and Respect.”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

On land given to the American people by the University of Cambridge it reminds us of the price paid by so many young lives so that we may enjoy the freedom and democracy that we so take for granted these days.

Visited February 2013
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