Cambridge is a lovely city in the east of England, fifty miles north of London. Located on the River Cam, it is famous for its university that was founded in 1209. Filled with iconic buildings, its claim to be the country's most beautiful city, is hard to dispute. King's College Chapel is the jewel in the architectural crown. Built between 1446 and 1515, it features the world's largest fan vault and wonderful examples of medieval stained glass. Each year, on Christmas Eve, the choristers perform in the carol service broadcast by the BBC.
In order to make the most of your visit, a guided tour is recommended as only official guides are permitted to escort groups inside the colleges. With nine famous colleges, churches and chapels, museums and galleries, bridges and river walks, Cambridge offers a host of attractions. An almost obligatory activity is a punt on the river, where you can view the city from a fresh angle. Parks and gardens are plentiful so there are many opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Cambridgeshire is a lovely county with much to recommend it. Wide open countryside, gently flowing waterways, traditional villages and pleasant market towns, historic houses and towering cathedrals; the list goes on and on. To appreciate all the area has to offer, car hire is advised.
Cambridge has a variety of accommodation in the form of hotels, apartments, guest houses, B&Bs, hostels and, out of term time, you can stay in a college room. You'll find tariffs to suit all budgets. Standards are high and service is generally good. Restaurants, bistros, brasseries, pubs and cafes abound and they offer a wide variety of menu. As a university town, there is no shortage of evening entertainment. Clubs and bars with live music that continues into the early hours; traditional pubs for a more mellow atmosphere; the Cambridge Arts Theatre hosting a variety of drama, music and dance; the Cambridge Corn Exchange, a venue for rock and pop, musicals and comedy; the choice is wide and varied. The city centre is compact so shopping is easy. The Grand Arcade is home to High Street brands; Market Square has its independent shops; All Saints's Garden has an art and craft market on Saturday. Shopping in Cambridge is a pleasant experience.
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