The only World War II American cemetery in the United Kingdom, the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial is peacefully located between the villages of Coton and Madingley just outside the city of Cambridge. The cemetery is the resting place of over 3,800 service men and women who gave their lives during the Invasion of Europe, the bombing campaign of the Battle of the Atlantic, or who died on British soil during the war years. The Memorial commemorates the lives of a further 5,127 men and women whose bodies were never recovered. A sobering spot for reflection and remembrance, families and friends of those who were lost, servicemen and women of all nationalities and anyone with an interest in history will make a visit part of their itinerary during any hotel stay in Cambridgeshire.
A Moment of Calm During Your Hotel Stay in Cambridgeshire
The Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial is built amongst the flat Cambridgeshire countryside, and enjoys spectacular views of Ely Cathedral, which rises up out of the horizon 17 miles away. From the flagpole it is possible to view the whole site, whilst the windows in the memorial chapel celebrate each US state and has a map with further information on the Battle of the Atlantic. First opened in 1943 as one of three temporary cemeteries, it now has its own visitor centre with leaflets available to help find your way around. With a wide selection of hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs all nearby, you can stay a while in thoughtful reflection.
History and Heritage When You Book a Hotel in Cambridgeshire
The American Cemetery and Memorial is just outside of Cambridge, but you'll find plenty of other historical sites, from Bronze Age settlements to the Gothic splendour of King's College, nearby during your hotel break in Cambridgeshire. There are also numerous museums, such as the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge or the Oliver Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon, covering British and international history through the ages. With many hotels and guesthouses housed in historical buildings, such as The Portland Arms or Anstey Hall, you could even find yourself staying in history too.