Overview Cambridge

Visiting Cambridge

Situated 50 miles northeast of London, Cambridge is a slice of classic England, home to a host of amazing country houses and the world-famous Cambridge University. So toss on your tweeds, and pack your mac, because you’ll find a host of tourist attractions and things to do in Cambridge.

Cambridge University is home to excellent museums like the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the antiquity-packed Fitzwilliam Museum, not to mention its various colleges, each of which has its own unique style. Peruse the impressive architecture of the aristocratic Trinity College, or take in the splendor of the King’s College Chapel. Once you’ve had your fill of university life, punt down the river Cam for a picnic... Read More
Situated 50 miles northeast of London, Cambridge is a slice of classic England, home to a host of amazing country houses and the world-famous Cambridge University. So toss on your tweeds, and pack your mac, because you’ll find a host of tourist attractions and things to do in Cambridge.

Cambridge University is home to excellent museums like the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the antiquity-packed Fitzwilliam Museum, not to mention its various colleges, each of which has its own unique style. Peruse the impressive architecture of the aristocratic Trinity College, or take in the splendor of the King’s College Chapel. Once you’ve had your fill of university life, punt down the river Cam for a picnic on the meadows of idyllic Granchester Village, before setting out to tour country estates like Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill and the grand Wimpole Hall Estate.

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Stories and Tips Cambridge

Getting to and from Cambridge

Written by dangaroo on 18 Dec, 2012

Looking to limit the damage caused by the financial implications of visiting my relatives in the UK. I sought to cut costs at every opportunity. London Victoria is easily reachable by train from Peckham and so it appeared to be a good choice to buy…Read More


Crowds and Colleges in Cambridge

Written by eilidhcatriona on 12 Jul, 2011

Cambridge is an historic English university town located one hour north of London by train. It is the site of some of the oldest educational establishments in the UK, a collection of colleges now united under the name of the Universityy of Cambridge.Many of the…Read More


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A Tour of Cambridge, England

Written by pabrams52 on 28 May, 2006

My husband was invited to speak at a conference convening at Churchill College in Cambridge, England. He asked me if I was interested in accompanying him. Though that request may sound strange, we were finishing off the latter of two vacation trips in Europe. I…Read More


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Cambridge: A little bit of background

Written by phileasfogg on 09 Sep, 2002

Cambridge (named after the river Cam, which flows through it) was founded in 1209 by students fleeing, along with a few tutors, from Oxford, where a murder had resulted in student uprisings, following which some colleges had been closed. The first college to be founded…Read More


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Old Cambridge and the University

Written by intl doc on 22 Oct, 2004

Cambridge, especially Old Cambridge, is a wonderful amalgam of the ancient and contemporary. The university (I believe there are 38 colleges - not sure about that) is spread out all over the north side of town and is rich with history. And don't…Read More


30 days trying to feel English. . .

Written by Anianka on 25 Apr, 2004

The most exciting part of the trip was going to a foreign country by myself for the first time in my life. Although I went along with other seven girls, we had no "adults" to look after us, so we were on our own. I…Read More


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Cambridge- beyond colleges

Written by phileasfogg on 09 Sep, 2002

Colleges are not the only thing there is to Cambridge. Besides academic institutions, there are other places of interest in Cambridge too, and they’re scattered across the town. Among the must-sees are the Round Church (a circular stone church dating back to 1130 and modeled…Read More


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Universities

Written by Sarah97 on 20 Sep, 2000

Cambridge is a university town and it does not have many touristic attractions, but strolling around the city center and feeling the atmosphere is the best thing to do. I have been to Oxford as well (the next day of my trip to Cambridge) but…Read More


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Drinking in the Atmosphere...

Written by Sarah97 on 20 Sep, 2000

I really liked this little university town. It was really old and very much a tasteful place, I think. Best way to feel it is to simply stroll around the town. Visit the university buildings, chapels and some bookstores and stationery shops.. I cannot suggest…Read More


'Off the beaten track'

Written by trixy on 26 Jul, 2003

Cambridge has some amazing colleges and sights that are well worth seeing, but my favorite parts are not as well known. Along Huntingdon Road, going up towards Girton, you pass Trinity Which field. Walk down the passage beside it and by Fitzwilliam College. If you…Read More


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