Welcome to Cambridge the most diverse and intriguing city in UK .
Cambridge is most famous for its
university However, Cambridge is far older than the
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Cambridge is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire ,England. Cambridge is situated
by the river Cam
& about 50 miles (80 km) north of London
. Approximately 81 miles
far from Oxford University
Cambridge has an estimated population
of 129,000, including 25,000 students. This makes it the second-largest city in Cambridgeshire and the 54th largest city
in the UK
Without doubt Cambridge is Britain's cycling capital
A compact city centre, a university which forbids its students to own cars, and flat,
forgiving terrain all combine to make a city where the bike truly is king.
A world-renowned teaching hospital in Cambridge is
with strong affiliations to the
University of Cambridge
Addenbrooke's Hospital is based on the Cambridge
The hospital was founded in 1766 on Trumpington Street with £4,500 from the will of Dr John Addenbrooke ,
a fellow of St Catharine's College In 1976, the hospital moved to its present premises on the southern edge of the city at the end of Hills road.
The hospital is run by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
and is a designated academic health science centre.
Cambridge is a very favourite place to scientists for ground breaking research, technology and
innovation within the
and high-tech sectors Cambridge is also a magnet for world wide business visitors.
Cambridge also attract thousands of international students every year
for Summer School
With over half a million incredible artworks in its collection, the Fitzwilliam Museum
is one of the most impressive
regional museums in Europe
presenting world history and art from as far back as 2500 BC to the present day.
reached in Cambridge 1945, Cambridge became a city in 1951.
The original settlement was north of the river, on Castle Hill. There is evidence for pre-Roman activity in the area,
but the Romans built the first town. It was a convenient crossing point of the river Cam, on the edge of the marshy fen land.
The town was a port, since it was the head of the navigation of what was then known as the River Granta.
The area by Magdalene Bridge is still known as Quayside , although now it only has punts.St Peter's Church , halfway up Castle Hill,
has pieces of Roman tiles in its walls. In Anglo Saxon times, there was a settlement on Castle Hill,
since it could be defended, and another close to St Benedict's Church, or St Bene't's as it's known in Cambridge.
The tower of St Bene't's is Saxon , which makes it the oldest building in Cambridge. The city at the time was called Grantabrycge.
At one time it came under Danish rule. St Clement's Church is near Quayside, and this dedication is common in Danish settlements.
The Great Bridge (later replaced by Magdalene Bridge) may have built by King Offa (756-793AD). It was the last river crossing until
Cambridge had good trading links to the Continent and a market, and became prosperous.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (usually known in Cambridge as the
) is one of
only four round Norman church in England . They were built by the Knights Templar.
The round arches are typical of Norman church architecture.
Twentieth century development was mostly to the north, east and south.
The size of the city did not grow for some time, because of planning restrictions.
Future development of the city is under consideration, and the university is expanding to the west.
For an account of modern Cambridge, see Cambridge economy
. You can find about
Cambridge future plans here
Cambridge attract over three million visitors
from all over the Glove throughout the year,
who enjoy the beauty of this nice & peaceful city’s architecture, traditions & open spaces.
During the visit in Cambridge for relaxation there are many comfortable
, bars or public houses
, scenic journey punting
on the river Cam. An afternoon stroll around the numerous University
and medieval streets with their outstanding
old and new. Take in a show at one of our many theatres ,
or why not treat yourself to some retail therapy at the varied shopping outlets in and around the city centre.