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.