The Cam is a small river about 65 km in length that crosses the famous university city of Cambridge, in the east of England. It is in fact the reason for the name of the city. Once the river was called Granta, and the city Grantebrycge. The Cam is very important to the life in the city, as the university's rowing clubs train and compete in its waters. It is possible to rent the famous punts, square boats that you steer with a long stick, to take a trip up and down the river.
King's College, Cambridge, is 1 of the colleges that make up Cambridge University. Its full name is The King's College of Our Lady and St. Nicholas in Cambridge, within the university people call it King's. The college chapel, one of the examples of late Gothic architecture, was constructed over a period of 100 years in 3 stages. The characteristics of the chapel are the biggest fan vault in the world, windows and the "Adoration of the Magi" by Rubens. The chapel is in use as a place of religion as well as for concerts and other events of the college. The world famous chapel choir has students as singers and choristers. The choir sings during services most days of the course, and also makes performances and recordings and broadcasts. In particular, we have issued his Nine Lessons and Choir at the BBC, from the chapel on Christmas Eve, for many decades. There is also a mixed choir made up of men and women, called King's Voices (voices of King's), who sings on Mondays during school term. The chapel is seen as a symbol of the city of Cambridge, as can be seen in the city logo
Isaac Newton constructed this bridge and later mounted it so that all of its parts are suspended in the air without any support. Crazy, right? Years later, a group of engineers disassembled it in order to examine it to see how he did it because it truly was incredible. But after a while, they were able to reassemble it and screwing it had to do to keep it stable as Newton left it. The name of the city, "Cambridge" is due to this bridge, situated on the River Cam. If you visit Cambridge do not be to see this river, and do "Punting", which is a very relaxing ride about 45 min on the River Cam.
During a visit to the city of Cambridge, if you find yourself feeling a bit peckish and in the mood for some traditional English cakes, then get yourself to Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen, conveniently located opposite the main entrance of King's College, in the beautiful Kings Parade. You will find a plethora of choices of fudges and other traditional biscuits and cakes, all to die for! The prices are a little high but it is a real treat (especially the chocolate fudge)!
Located just opposite the main entrance to the most famous and impressive college in Cambridge, King's College, the Church of St Mary the Great shouldn't be missed, with its main tower and castle-like battlements. It stands majestically in the middle of Kings Parade. Don't forget to stop here during your tour of the city!
Nestled in the heart of beautiful pedestrianized streets like Senate House Passage, the chapel of King's College is a monument not to be missed. The college chapel, built back in the fifteenth century, is impressive not only because of its size and proportions, but also for the richness of its decoration and its beautiful stained glass windows. 88 meters long and 24 meters high, it still surprises visitors, and is sure to impress you.
Nestled on the beautiful market square, just a few meters from the main entrance of the famous King's College, Cambridge, the City Market is well worth visiting. It includes everything from excellent fresh fruit and vegetables, to second hand CDs, T shirts and other souvenirs, jewelry and even traditional pastries. A nice place to pass a bit of time.
Nestled in the historic and pedestrian heart of the beautiful university city of Cambridge, Rose Crescent is undoubtedly one of our favorite streets. We love its special charm, as it winds through many cute shops. In addition, it's a nice walk to take to connect the market square with the many colleges of Trinity Street.
Nestled in the beautiful and romantic All Saints Gardens, in the heart of Trinity Street and facing the main entrance of the famous Trinity College, the Art & Craft Market shouldn't be missed during your trip to Cambridge. Here you can find artisans selling entirely handmade goods in a very nice setting. Prices are reasonable, and the products are excellent. A great place to go gift shopping!
Magdalene College is the last college in the north of the city, and one of the few on the left bank of the beautiful river that runs through the heart of Cambridge. The buildings stand majestic and traditional with their red brick stones, and the small gardens located on the forecourt of the University are charming and perfectly maintained. Worth visiting during your trip to Cambridge.
Nestled in the heart of the historic center and pedestrian area of Cambridge, Sidney Street is undoubtedly one of my favorite streets in the city. What a pleasure it is to take a wander, seeing a new college every fifty meters! They are all beautiful and majestic, and really interesting to see on this street which at first may appear quite ordinary.
Located on the beautiful market street that connects the famous Sidney Street to the Main Market Square in Cambridge, Holy Trinity Church is actually the chapel of Christ's College. The building is very beautiful with Gothic arches and beautiful light colored stone. In addition, local artists often hold improvised concerts on the steps, so it's worth taking a look!
Located on the beautiful St Andrews Street, which connects the historic heart of the city and the market street to Parker's Piece park, Chocolat Chocolat should not be missed by chocoholics! This is where we tasted the best ice cream in the city, including one studded with exquisite hazelnuts. For those ve have food allergies or intolerance, the shop caters for you with nut-free, gluten-free and sugar-free lines.
Located a little bit away from the bustle of the historical heart of the city, Emmanuel College, on St Andrews Street, and close to the beautiful park of Parker's Piece, is one of our favourite colleges in Cambridge. We found ourselves the only tourists there, and we were able to fully appreciate its charm. We especially loved the main courtyard, gardens and beautiful chapel.
Located in the extreme south of the university town of Cambridge, the vast Parker's Piece is one of the city's biggest, and best parks. It's a great place to get away from the tourist bustle and enjoy some greenery and peace. We like it for picnics, ice cream (there are plenty of places to buy), or just taking a stroll.
Located at the southwest tip of the city, Cambridge Street is the entry point for most tour groups visiting. With its beautiful wooden "mathematical bridge" and romantic canals, you're sure to fall in love with the city at first sight!
Located near the main entrance of the city of Cambridge, St Catharine's College is one of the first colleges that you'll see upon entering the historic center. Charming, with a perfectly maintained lawn so green it seems almost unreal, and wrought iron gates, it is a great introduction to the city.
Planning a trip and wondering about which places to visit in Cambridge? This city in England is famous throughout the world and each year receives millions of tourists from all sorts of places. The things to do in Cambridge are almost innumerable and therefore it's recommended to make a list of Cambridge attractions and see exactly what interests you.
Out of the monuments to visit in Cambridge, here are the main ones to visit: King's College Chapel, Anglesey Abbey, University of Cambridge, Trinity College, Pembroke College, Great St Mary's Church, and Bridge of Sighs.
As for the natural areas to see in Cambridge, the Cambridge University Botanical Garden, Clare Fellows' Gardens, Wandlebury Country Park and Nature Reserve, and The Backs all feature unique landscapes and are definitely recommended attractions in Cambridge.
If you are still looking for stuff to do in Cambridge, you can take a boat ride, take a guided city tour, fly over the city by plane, and more.
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