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One of the most picturesque English cities, Cambridge attractions include the gothic architecture of many of its colleges, the opportunity to punt on the River Cam, and of relaxing with a cheeky drink on the Backs, the grassy area near the splendid Kings College Chapel.

Weave your way through the cycling students to browse in book shops, and to visit the colleges, museums and historic churches. There’s plenty to see, and the city has a wonderful rural feel and genteel atmosphere. In fact, your most enduring memories will probably come from simply exploring the streets and lanes.

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Of course, no Cambridge tour would be complete without a trip to one of the city’s many pubs – this is a university town, after all! The Castle Inn is the most popular, but there are over a hundred to choose from. There’s also a great range of restaurants, too. There’s something to fit the budget of even the most impoverished student!

If you want to make a night of it, then see a comedy show, a play, a rock band or even a choral recital. Cambridge has played a crucial role in English culture for hundreds of years – and it doesn’t rest on its laurels.

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United Kingdom. A town with strong images of King’s College Chapel from across the river Cam, the Gothic architecture, students and summer punting on the River Cam. Cambridge is surrounded villages, towns and ancient monuments including Ely, Peterborough and Grantchester. The narrow streets, colleges and punting are images most will have seen and here to enjoy. In contrast is the hi tech “Silicon Fen” that has developed being close to the university.

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In keeping with the scholarly tradition, Cambridge boasts the country’s oldest bookshop. The Cambridge University Press has been selling books since 1581.

Cambridge is home to a variety of museums showcasing the city’s and the university’s heritage. The Fitzwilliam Museum is one of Britain’s oldest public museums. With its vast collection of art and antiquities, it is considered by many to be “the finest small museum in Europe”. Kettle’s Yard contains an impressive collection of modern art. The Scott Polar Institute is dedicated to the expeditions of Captain Scott and other polar explorers. Other museums include the Cambridge Museum of Technology, the Museum of Classical Archaeology, the University Museum of Zoology, and the Whipple Museum of the History of Science.

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Cambridge is a very green city, and visitors will want to spend as much time admiring the outdoor scenery as possible. Many of Cambridge’s colleges are clustered around large green squares, and several of them back onto the River Cam. This area is known as “The Backs.” Punters can be seen gliding along the river in boats. The University Botanic Garden is another popular place to enjoy the outdoors. And, of course, many of the city’s pubs have cozy beer gardens where students can be seen unwinding from their studies with a pint.

Today, Cambridge is still a thriving market town. The Cambridge Sunday Market is open every Sunday in the city center near King’s College. The market combines a farmer’s market with an arts, crafts, and antiques market. A variety of interesting trinkets can be found here. Cambridge is also becoming know as a destination for medical tourism, why not combine it with a holiday. Visit the Ultralase Laser Eye Surgery in Cambridge where 99% of people achieve 20/20 vision.

The best way to get around Cambridge is by walking, but the city also has a bus system. Trains and buses link Cambridge with London and its neighboring towns and villages.

Date posted: 24th September, 2018

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