Discover the rich heritage of Cambridge
An old English university town with a heritage dating back as early as 1209, Cambridge is a place of class, tradition and legacy. It is situated roughly 50 miles north east of London is one of England's most popular tourist destinations. With an abundance of pretty flowers, the serene River Cam, beautifully aged buildings and an abundance of shops and attractions it does not take a lot of imagination to understand why it has gained this reputation. Cambridge is also surrounded by a number of smaller towns and villages which only adds to the area's allure and charm.
Perhaps that which Cambridge is most famous for is the University of Cambridge. One of the first educational establishments every built in the town was the School of Pythagoras which was founded in 1200. The schools original building still stands in the grounds of St. John's College. Cambridge University was started quite some time later when students fleeing violence in Oxford eventually built Peterhouse in 1284. From there the University gained impetus and in 1446, King Henry the sixth had begun King's College Chapel. Slowly Cambridge started to develop from a sleepy little town to a lively one. It gained the Cambridge University Press, a Conduit, a Hospital and a Railway station. Despite its immense growth, Cambridge remained a town until as late as 1951 as it never had a cathedral which was the traditional requirement for city status. Today the University includes Cavendish Laboratory, the stunning King's College Chapel and the Cambridge University Library. The University also host several popular annual sporting events such as the Rugby Union Varsity Match and the Boat Race.
After you've settled in at your Cambridge hotel, there is a lot for you to see and do. Stunning old castles such as Framlingham, Hedingham and Mountfitchet are such a treat. There there are places such as Peterborough Cathedral, Ely Cathedral, Kentwell hall and Hinchingbrooke House which so incredibly stunning that you could spend an entire role of film on them before you've even gone inside. The West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Flag Fen Bronze Age Centre are also very interesting. Golf courses, historical houses, museums and art galleries - you can be sure that you'll find plenty of them. You'll even find wildlife parks, zoos and beautiful gardens. There are really so many attractions that they simply cannot all be mentioned here. And of course when you eventually do start to run out of attractions, Cambridge shopping is another treat. So don't waste another second reading about this stunning little town. Book your tickets now and enjoy the allure of the English countryside for yourself.