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Cambridge is a city on the River Cam in eastern England, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, dating to 1209. University colleges include King’s, famed for its choir and towering Gothic chapel, as well as Trinity, founded by Henry VIII, and St John’s, with its 16th-century Great Gate. University museums have exhibits on archaeology and anthropology, polar exploration, the history of science and zoology.

Location

Cambrige is a historic university city in the southeast of England, located about 50 miles north of London. It is home to the famous University of Cambridge, one of the world's oldest and most renowned academic institutions.

History and Culture

Cambridge has a rich history, dating back to the Roman era. It is best known for its role as a center of learning and research, with a rich cultural heritage and numerous historic landmarks, museums, and cultural events. Some of the most notable landmarks include King's College Chapel, the University of Cambridge Botanic Garden, and the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Attractions

  1. University of Cambridge and its colleges
  2. King's College Chapel
  3. University of Cambridge Botanic Garden
  4. Fitzwilliam Museum
  5. St John's College
  6. The Round Church
  7. The Backs
  8. The Eagle pub

Day-Trip Ideas

  1. Ely Cathedral
  2. The Whipple Museum of the History of Science
  3. Duxford Imperial War Museum
  4. The Wimpole Estate
  5. The Fitzwilliam Museum

Transportation

Cambridge is well connected by rail and road, with regular train services to London and other major cities in the region. The nearest airport is London Stansted, located about 35 miles away. Within Cambridge, the city is best explored on foot, though there are also excellent public transport options, including buses and bicycle rentals.

Accommodations

Accommodation options in Cambridge range from luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels and Airbnb rentals. Expect to pay around £70-£150 per night for a hotel room, while hostels start from around £20 per night. Airbnb rentals are also a popular option, with prices starting from around £30 per night.

Food and Drink

Cambridge has a thriving food and drink scene, with a range of affordable and gourmet options. For budget-friendly meals, try the local street food markets and cafes, or sample the traditional British pub fare. Traditional dishes unique to the area include:

  • cream tea
  • roasts
  • Ploughman's lunch.

Safety

Cambridge is generally considered a safe city, with low crime rates. However, visitors should be aware of pickpocketing and other petty crimes, particularly in crowded tourist areas.

Climate and Weather

Cambridge has a temperate maritime climate, with mild winters and cool summers. The best time to visit is from May to September, when temperatures are warm and pleasant.

Cost

Cambridge is a relatively expensive city, with costs for travel, accommodation, food, and activities all higher than the national average. However, there are ways to keep costs down, such as staying in budget-friendly accommodation options and opting for street food over fine dining.

Miscellaneous

  • Currency: Pound Sterling
  • Spoken Language: English.

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