Welcome to Cambridge
Cambridge is situated in the south east of England and is only fifty minutes from London and only 20 minutes from Stansted Airport. If you are looking for a city steeped in history and outstanding architecture and that will attract the whole family then look no further than Cambridge.
Cambridge is widely known as the home of Cambridge University, which is regarded as one of the best Universities in the world. The campus features includes the renowned Cavendish Laboratory, King's College Chapel, and the Cambridge University Library all of which are worth visiting for their architectural excellence.
The city of Cambridge is one of the most romantic in the country and this is likely due to its architecture, countryside and history. The romantic nature of this city may come from its unique setting as it is built on the banks of the River Cam, which amazingly was built in the first century BC.
Cambridge, though famous for its architecture, has a lot more to offer with a number of museums, theatres, countryside, tours and a lot more.
Things to do in Cambridge
When visiting Cambridge, whether you are on a romantic break, sightseeing trip or staying with friends, there is a variety of attractions that satisfy all. The most popular Cambridge attractions are; the Fitzwilliam Museum, housing a collection of world famous paintings, the American Cemetery, which commemorates the American service men and women who died during the Second World War, University of Cambridge Botanic Gardens, which is perfect for a picnic and is located within the magnificent and vast grounds of Cambridge University. This however is naming just a few and if you have enough time there is plenty more things to do and see.
When staying in Cambridge you are only 10 minutes from the relaxing town of Duxford which hosts the Imperial War Museum, which is regarded as Europe’s premier aviation museum.
Duxford is a sleepy, scenic town with small picturesque villages and if you are ‘looking to get away from it all’ then it is ideal for a relaxing break and the ideal base if you are visiting Cambridge.
A little bit further still is London which is easily accessible via train links. London is Britain’s most visited city with a wealth of attractions including; the London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and much more.
Nights out in Cambridge
Cambridge is known for being a very artsy city, this is likely due to the wealth of theatre productions taking place. Cambridge’s main theatre is the Arts Theatre which accommodates a wide variety of touring shows as well as local performances. The largest venue in Cambridge is the Cambridge Corn Exchange which hosts some of the larger performances. You can also find a lot of student performances within the campus of Cambridge University.
There is also a buzzing student nightlife with a number of restaurant, bars and a few nightclubs situated throughout the city. Although not as bustling as London it provides a more relaxed atmosphere and an excellent variety in terms of college pubs and bars.
Shopping in Cambridge
Cambridge has a wide variety of independent shops and boutiques side by side with all the high street favourites that you would expect. The Grand Arcade is one of Cambridge’s most popular shopping centres with 55 retailers including Apple, All Saints, Levi’s and much more.
Cambridge is very well known for its independent shops of which there are many. With a variety of vintage and boutique shops there is something for every taste in Cambridge.
Oliver Cromwell, the English military and political leader, is buried in an unmarked grave close to the doors of the Sidney Sussex College Chapel.
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