Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
With sweeping views over the Cambridgeshire countryside, this peaceful and beautiful memorial commemorates the American servicemen and women who died in Britain during World War II. The 30 acre site includes a modern visitor centre containing exhibits that incorporate personal histories, photographs, films, and interactive displays to help visitors gain a better understanding of the British-American partnership that contributed to the Allied victory in Europe in World War II. The Cemetary is along Madingley Road, a main thoroughfare out of Cambridge, between Coton and Madingley.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Cemetery and Visitor Center open daily 9-5. Closed 25 Dec & 1 Jan
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About The area
To the west of East Anglia is Cambridgeshire, a county best known as the home to the university that makes up the second half of ‘Oxbridge’ (the other half is Oxford). As well as its globally renowned educational credentials, it also has a rich natural history; much of its area is made up of reclaimed or untouched fens. These are low-lying areas which are marshy and prone to flooding. The lowest point in the UK is at Holme Fen, which is some 9 feet (2.75 metres) below sea level. Some of the fens had been drained before, but it was in the 19th and 20th centuries that wide-spread, successful drainage took place, expanding the amount of arable and inhabitable land available.
Ely Cathedral was built on an island among the swampy fens, but now sits among acres of productive farmland, albeit farmland criss-crossed by miles of flood-preventing watercourses. Oliver Cromwell was born in Ely, and his family home can still be visited. Cambridge itself is a beautiful and historic city, with any number of impressive old buildings, churches and colleges, and plenty of chances to mess about on the River Cam which gave the city its name.
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