Cambridge American Cemetery

 

The Cambridge American Cemetery is renowned as the only American WW2 cemetery in the United Kingdom. Located in Madingley to the West of Cambridge, it is one of 25 overseas American cemeteries administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Only 22 miles away from Pringle Farm, visiting this historic site can be incorporated into a trip around the beautiful city of Cambridge. We have a number of luxury barns to suit romantic couple breaks and group getaways. For any specific requests or questions please contact us on reservations@pringlefarm.co.uk or call 07741 005634.

The cemetery was first opened on 7th December 1943 as one of three temporary American cemeteries in the United Kingdom. After the war it was chosen as the only permanent World War II American cemetery in Britain. It is the final resting place of 3,812 men and women who gave their lives and 5,127 men whose bodies were never recovered are commemorated on a Wall of the Missing.

The Cemetery holds 30.5 acres in total and was donated by the University of Cambridge. It lies on a slope with the west and south sides framed by woodland. A new, 4,000-square-foot center visitor center opened in May 2014. Through interpretive exhibits that incorporate personal stories, photographs, films, and interactive displays, visitors will gain a better understanding of this critical campaign that contributed to the Allied victory in Europe during World War II.

The cemetery and visitor center are open to the public for free daily and on the majority of host country public holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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