Cambridge Vacations

Oxford's academic rival and England's other university town was established by monks in the 13th Century to get away from the hustle and bustle of the other university and allow for more intensely quiet study. The River Cam flows through the town, perfect for punting, and the "Backs" cover the land around the river with green grass and daffodils ... Read more
(in season). The Fitzwilliam Museum is an interesting stop, but don't miss touring some of the University's colleges, like the prominent King's College, all of which inspire long-lasting devotion from alumni, and where luminaries like Sir Isaac Newton and John Milton have studied.
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Miami, Florida, USA

I can not recommend Cambridge enough! It is one of my favorite places in England, by far. The charm and history that the city carries with it is unmatched. I loved walking through the different canals and alleyways. You can also pop into the university if it’s not during exams and take a gondola ride!

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Edinburgh, UK

Everything you want in an old English town. Easy to explore on foot and enough to keep you occupied for a few hours or a few days.

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Local from Cambridge, UK

Hidden in the dancing shadow, Ta Prohm must be on top of this list of must-see spots in at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. It is like a pure fantasy about a place still undiscovered.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Cambridge is a great place for a day trip from London. It's just a short train ride away! There are more than enough beautiful colleges to visit. Sometimes you have to pay the entrance fee but it's less than 10 pounds. Enjoy walking around the River Cam, visit a few historic pubs, and check out the Cambridge Press Bookstore!

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Where to start; historic colleges to walk round, punting on the Cam or better still getting a chauffeur punt, browsing the market or spending serious money in all the shops you are going to need a full day here at least. Parking can be a challenge so maybe get the train from Audley End and get the bus to the town centre right in front of the station. You are going to have a wonderful day in this historic city.

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My first impression was if I ended up in a television series or in a Harry Potter movie. So many famous buildings from BBC and Movie productions. In short a city to get lost. And boating on the Cam you should definitely do really hilarious.

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New Delhi, India

I love this town. there's just something about this place. I definitely prefer Cambridge over that other school.

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Local from Cambridge, UK

Cambridge is a really beautiful city, with an ancient and fascinating history. It's important not to make the mistake of thinking Cambridge is all King's College Chapel, punting, and Fitzbillies cafe - although these things are pretty great, they're expensive, and also very touristy. There's a lot more to see, and the best bits are those just off the beaten track, not far at all from the city centre and main thoroughfare but just overlooked. There are plenty of hidden gems in Cambridge that you can visit and enjoy for free.

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Klang, Malaysia

The most popular and have beautiful scenery in this world. We are glad we had visited some of the Colleges and hope to visit here again. The most beautiful is King College and the ' backs' must see the view.

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Santiago, Chile

Cambridge is a tiny but amazing universitary city. You may travel all around it by bike, where you may find comfortable parks to lay down and have a beer, to the most privileged universities with antique and fantastic constructions. You may also can find night entretainment, there are some disco's that are fun.

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