World famous small university city packed with history
Cambridge Tours with Great British Trips
Cambridge is one of Britain's most famous cities. It combines the atmosphere of a rural town with the grandeur and tradition of its ancient university which dominates the city. The university began in 1209, when fighting between scholars and locals in Oxford, led to students setting up a university in Cambridge. Today punting on the river Cam is commonplace. Cambridge is also a very bicycle friendly city with plenty of cycle paths connecting all the major attractions. Cambridge has lots of museums including the Fitzwilliam Museum, which houses an outstanding picture collection. The city is also home to one of only 4 round churches in Britain. Cambridge boasts Michelin starred restaurants, and has an diversity of culinary delights including Thai, Italian, French, Spanish and many gastropubs.
Want to visit Cambridge?
Region: Central England
Time to spend here: 3 hours - 1 day
More Information: www.visitcambridge.org
What's nearby? Ely, Peterborough, East Anglia
What transport do you recommend? Cambridge is easy to walk around but a sightseeing bus also allows you to visit all the colleges outside the city.
Did you know? You are not allowed to play tennis on the streets of Cambridge!