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Cambridge

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Things to do: historic sites, museums, sightseeing

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens. The verdant meadows surrounding this old urban center lend it a surprising air of tranquility and provide it with a far more laid-back appeal than its historic rival Oxford. Many sections of the city, featuring buildings that have seen little or no change for centuries, display an old-world patina possibly unmatched by any other place in the country. The atmosphere of academic achievement seems to permeate the walls of the historic university buildings, with young cyclists loaded with books meeting sightseers at every corner of the old cobbled passageways. Take a look at our United Kingdom (UK) vacation route planner to refine the details of your trip to Cambridge.
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With over 150 hotels, B&Bs, inns, and self-catering facilities, Cambridge offers a wealth of lodging options for every taste and budget. While visiting this heritage-rich city, you can even enjoy the university experience by staying in a college room. These centrally located B&B rooms offer an inexpensive and convenient alternative to staying in the city's hotels. You can retrace the footsteps of the university's famous graduates, grab a meal in the college hall, get lost in the campus and hidden courtyards, and end the day with a drink in the college bar.
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