the city of cambridge
about the city
Cambridge is small city in the East of England, just 60 miles North of London but a world away from the hustle and bustle of our capital. It is blessed with big open skies, vast green spaces, fresh air and friendly faces…
Packed with arts, culture, history and amazing architecture, Cambridge is a quintessential English University town where everything can be discovered on foot or in the traditional way, by bicycle! Visitors love its independent shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and traditional, old English pubs.
The University of Cambridge, founded in 1209, is the world’s third-oldest University and is currently rated third in the world, boasting 90 affiliated Nobel laureates. Visitors to Cambridge follow in the footsteps of famous scientists, writers and thinkers. Every building has a story to tell, a College where Charles Darwin penned his Origin of the Species, rooms where Isaac Newton developed the theory of gravity and a pub, where Watson & Francis Crick announced their cracking of the
Cambridge is well-placed for visitors to explore other parts of the UK, whether beaches in the South or cities of the North. Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Newcastle are all within a 3 hour drive and the Scottish cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow can be reached by train in under 6 hours.
things to do in cambridge
Parker Library Tours
wine school tasting sessions
kettle's yard gallery
quick sketch tours
cambridge university botanical gardens
the centre for computing history
American cemetery & memorial
cambridge university museums
things to do in the uk
Britain is full of contrasts; whichever direction you travel you will find a wide variety of landscapes and diverse cultures to explore. England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are all unique countries with their own customs, cultures and tradition.
Excursions can be organised through Roots Travel, 16 Bermuda Road, Cambridge CB4 3JX. www.roots-travel.co.uk Roots’ tours are tailor-made for travellers who wish to discover Britain’s fascinating history and experience its unique culture.
why not visit
Bath & Stonehenge
edinburgh, loch ness & the scottish highlands
Stratford and the Cotswolds