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Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

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Address: 19 Cambridge Road | Madingley, Cambridge CB23 7PJ, England
Phone Number: +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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A Very Special Visit to a Wonderful Cemetery

On our tour of Cambridge, my wife and I boarded a bus with our fellow tourists and visited this cemetery for American soldiers who died in England during WWII. We had gone to a... read more

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Mangalore, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its a war memorial to the American soldiers who dies in World War II. besides the exhibits, there is a lot of open space where one can pay their respects to all those fallen heroes

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Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our tour of Cambridge, my wife and I boarded a bus with our fellow tourists and visited this cemetery for American soldiers who died in England during WWII. We had gone to a presentation at our church by one of our friends whose uncle is buried in the cemetery, and my wife told our guide about this experience. As... More 

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - I'm so glad that your group had a memorable visit and that we were able to help you. More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Please take a while and visit this Great Memorial a place of Great honour for all the Americans who came and gave there support when all seemed lost they gave so much so we could have our freedom of today rest awhile and look at all the White Stones so many lost loved ones, with lovely views and the grounds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is well worth visiting this memorial to remind ourselves of all the Americans that helped support our freedom. The rows and rows of crosses is chilling and can only be appreciated in person. All around east anglia there is still evidence of both USAAF and RAF operations in the war. Although this is an American memorial, we must never... More 

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

It's a beautiful site with wonderful views, and a great way to show your respect during times of hardship. The grounds are immaculate and kept clean by a great team of gardeners. We live just up the road and we come here often just to remind us how lucky we are and to say a quiet thank you to the... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to add your review on Trip Advisor. I have passed on your compliments regarding the 'immaculate grounds' to our grounds keeping crew, who work very hard to keep the cemetery landscape in peak conditions at all times. More 

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cemetery's the world over with our war dead are usually solemn places and this one is no exception, with it's stunning location in the Cambridgeshire countryside. It's kept in immaculate condition as you would expect and there's a chapel and a wall of remembrance. Well worth a visit if you're visiting Cambridge.

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

This is a great place to visit all year round.Very quiet and peaceful,lovely well kept grounds and the Chapel is a must.Just walk the paths or sit awhile and contemplate.Small car park but on a Main Bus route.

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the new visitor centre opened in recent years the war is brought to life with personal histories of some of the fallen who are buried here. The scene of white marble crosses spreading across a sloping hillside is very moving this is American territory in Cambridge. The 1950s style chapel has been restored and depicts allied operations in WW2... More 

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We appreciate your deep understanding of Cambridge American Cemetery, which is the final resting place of so many young Americans. As the inscription on the mosaic in our Memorial Building states, they were '...far from home...' when they paid the ultimate sacrifice. We like to hope that the 'Visitor Center' exhibitions go some way to bringing their stories to the... More 

Dry Drayton Cambridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd been told that they had upgraded The America Cemetery and yes they have, they have a new visitors centre which everyone MUST visit, you need your tissues as this has been created with so much thought, you are brought back to such a humbling times that you will go away with your heart beating with sadness and amazed at... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been a couple of times previously but this is the first visit since the visitor centre opened. The centre is really impressive and a great addition to the cemetery providing a helpful narrative to what is a beautiful memorial to those who sacrificed their lives for peace. Well worth stopping here if visiting Cambridge.

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