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Tick 9.3

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

5.1km
St Neots Road, Coton, Cambridgeshire. CB23 7PH • (01954) 210350
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

The Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial site 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 the 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 lawn is best appreciated. Along the south side are the Tablets of the Missing, and at the far end is the memorial with a chapel, two huge military maps, stained glass windows bearing the state seals and military decorations, and a mosaic ceiling memorial honoring the dead of our air forces.

Features:

Free Entry.

No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.

Opening Times:

Open 9am-5pm daily (please check the website for any late changes).

Booking:

Advance booking is not required.

Location:

Located to the west of Cambridge past the M11 motorway. Road access from Cambridge city centre is via Madingley Road.

Getting There:

Bus Regular bus services to and from the city centre operate along Madingley Road.
Bus City Sightseeing Bus Tour also stops at the Cemetery throughout the day.

Parking:

Free onsite parking available.

Cambridge American Cemetery and MemorialCambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Cambridge American Cemetery and MemorialCambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, St Neots Road, Coton, Cambridgeshire. CB23 7PH • (01954) 210350

Last Updated Thursday 28 April 2022

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