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Cambridge

Country
United Kingdom
State
United Kingdom (General)
City
Cambridge
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Cambridge City Airport is a popular regional airport located just three miles from central Cambridge and Cambridge University. With a strong focus on business, it provides convenient air services to north England, east England, East Anglia and London. The nearest international airport to Cambridge is London Stansted, located 25 miles south of Cambridge. This airport provides frequent connections to a wide variety of domestic and continental European destinations. It serves several major European air hubs, linking it to international and overseas cities.

By Rail

Cambridge is served by the extensive National Rail network, providing connections to destinations all over the UK. The trip to London takes 50 minutes, while from Nottingham the journey can be made in 2 hours 20 minutes. From Birmingham it takes 2 hours 50 minutes. Cambridge Station is located on Station Road.

By Car

Cambridge is just a short ride up the M11 motorway coming from south England and London. Linking the north of England to Cambridge city centre, the A1 and M1 motorways connect to the A14 dual carriageway. From the east, the A14 dual carriageway leads straight into central Cambridge.

By Bus

National Express operates an extensive coach network around the UK, and connects Cambridge to all destinations. The bus and coach station is located in Drummer Street, near the city centre.

Key places to visit
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Trinity Hall, University Colleges, Fitzwilliam Museum


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Places to Visit

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Better known as the Round Church, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Bridge Street is one of the few Norman round churches in England (ca. 1131, the rectangular chancel being 15th century). It was drastically restored in 1841.

Trinity Hall

Trinity Hall in Trinity Lane was founded in 1350 by William Bateman, Bishop of Norwich. It has an old Elizabethan library preserved in its original condition, with books chained to shelves.

 University Colleges

Oxford and Cambridge are the best known English universities in Europe. Both were founded in the mid 13th century - Oxford slightly earlier than Cambridge, for which reason it is always referred to first and both today have some 10,000 students. In the Middle Ages students went up to the two universities at the age of 14 or 15, earning the title of Master of Grammar after three years (the "trivium" of Latin grammar, rhetoric and logic) and Master of Arts after another four years (the "quadrivium" of arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and music). A doctorate in theology, law or medicine required additional years of study.

Fitzwilliam Museum

The most famous museum in Cambridge, which no visitor should miss, is the Fitzwilliam Museum in Trumpington Street, a neo-Classical building in Portland stone (1837-48), the masterpiece of its architect George Basevi. The original collection was bequeathed to the University by the seventh Viscount Fitzwilliam (died 1816).

The Museum contains a magnificent collection of English pottery and china, Greek, Roman and Egyptian antiquities, and illuminated manuscripts.

The exceptionally fine gallery has works by Hogarth, Gainsborough and Turner as well as the Impressionists and Dutch Masters of the Baroque (Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Rubens, Frans Hals and others).
Hobbies & Activities category: Major world-scale museum;  Decorative arts display;  Paintings, art collections;  Glass, porcelain, pottery exhibit

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