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Cambridge - from medieval city to technology hub

Dating back to Roman times, the city of Cambridge is noted for its well-preserved medieval architecture. Cambridge is famous for its University, founded in 1209, and its many wealthy Colleges whose buildings create an interesting townscape and dot the Cambridge skyline. Several leading Museums are located in the city.

  • Punting on the River Cam past King's College ChapelPunting on the River Cam past King's College Chapel

Punting on the River Cam in Cambridge is an experience worth attempting, gliding gently past famous sights such as King's College and its Chapel. The flat landscape around Cambridge makes cycling easy, and bicycles are a common means of transport in the city.

Nowadays Cambridge is at the heart of 'Silicon Fen', the UK's equivalent to the US SIlicon Valley, with high technology software and biomedical industries.

Cambridge is about 50 miles north of London, less than an hour by train, and close to the M11 motorway.

Holidays in the Cambridge area

Check out tours in our selection of touring holidays in the UK

Canal BoatWe offer canal narrowboat holidays in the Cambridge area from our base at Ely.

For where to stay in hotels, bed and breakfasts and cottages follow links to our specialist accommodation partners below:(Opens in new window)

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