The city of Cambridge is a university town and the administrative centre of the English county of Cambridgeshire. This city is 109,000 people strong, including more than 22,000 students. In fact, it’s best known as the home of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s most famous universities. Every year, more than 1 million students try to pass their exam in Cambridge University. Did you know it was considered as the 3rd world best university, just after Harvard and MIT/Massachusetts Institute of Technology?
So, what about discovering this lovely and thrilling place?
It is a delight to visit Cambridge in any season: relax in its numerous pubs, cafés, and restaurants, theatres, explore the independent shops around the historic market place or the free entry Museums, spot stars of the future at a student theatrical production, or see a show at the Arts Theatre.
What to do? : Shopaholics can hang around in the big shopping mall especially during the sales. Sportsmen can go punting on River Cam. Furthermore, those who aren’t keen on punting should climb the endless stairs of the Great St-Mary’s overlooking the whole city, and take pictures of the magnificent view when reaching the top. You can also have a fresh beer in the typical British “Eagle Pub“.
What to avoid? : Some of the shops on King’s Parade pander to the worst susceptibilities of tourists. Falling into the River Cam if you go punting Drinking its water.
How to go there? : Cambridge is easy to get by road, air or rail. It’s just 50 minutes far from London centre. London Stansted airport is only 60 kilometres far from Cambridge, 1 hour drive.
University of Cambridge:
In 1209, students who wanted to escape from hostile townspeople in Oxford fled to Cambridge and founded a university there. The oldest college that still exists in Cambridge is Peterhouse, it was founded in 1284. One of the most impressive buildings