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Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Address

Madingley Road,
Coton,
Cambridge,
Cambridgeshire,
CB3 7PH

Details

The Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial site in England, 30.5 acres in total, was donated by the University of Cambridge. It lies on a slope with the west and south sides framed by woodland. The cemetery contains the remains of 3,812 of our military dead; 5,127 names are recorded on the Tablets of the Missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. Most died in the Battle of the Atlantic or in the strategic air bombardment of northwest Europe.

From the flagpole platform near the main entrance, the great mall with its reflecting pools stretches eastward. It is from the mall that the wide, sweeping curve of the burial area across the green lawns is best appreciated. Along the south side are the Tablets of the Missing, and at the far end is the memorial with its chapel, two huge military maps, stained-glass windows bearing the state seals and military decorations, and mosaic ceiling memorial to the dead of our air forces.

The cemetery is open daily to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except December 25 and January 1. It is open on host country holidays. When the cemetery is open to the public, a staff member is on duty in the Visitor Building to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites.

Public toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groups

Prices

Free entry

Directions

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Map reference: TL 399593  Lat: 52.21437 Long: 0.04723

By Road:
From the M11: Turn left and proceed for 1 mile. At top of hill on right-hand side of the A1303.

By Public Transport:
From Cambridge station it is 8 miles to Cambridge American Cemetery.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Cambridge station

Facilities

  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups