With a University heritage dating back as far as 1209, the city
of Cambridge is steeped in tradition and, as its colleges have been
added piecemeal by royal and aristocratic patrons over the
centuries, it opens for the visitor like a catalogue of the past
700 years of European architecture. The prestigious University of
Cambridge, which dates back to the 13th century, gives the town a
historic gravitas while simultaneously providing it with a youthful
and exuberant population.
Cambridge offers a number of historic buildings and sites worth
exploring, including Kings College Chapel, the Church of the Holy
Sepulchre, and the Great St Mary's Church. There are also a
plethora of top-notch museums in Cambridge, dedicated to zoology,
classical archaeology, earth sciences, anthropology, art, and local
With daffodils and summer flowers carpeting the 'Backs', or
banks of the River Cam, summer and spring are ideal seasons for
punting in Cambridge. The city has a number of parks and gardens
that provide quiet retreats from the urban city centre.
Cambridge offers first class accommodation, as well as a feast
of shops, culture and entertainment, all features that make the
historic town one of England's most popular holiday destinations.
It hosts several festivals, including the Cambridge Summer Music
Festival and the Cambridge Shakespeare festival.