Adjacent to King's College, one of the most famous parts of Cambridge University, the Senate House is an imposing building inspired by Greek architecture that looks completely different from the surrounding buildings.
Throughout the beautiful and very famous university city of Cambridge, the canals of the local river are one of the main attractions. Bordered by small, traditional houses, they lend the area a special, romantic charm. We love walking along the canals, and enjoying the atmosphere.
Hidden behind the courtyard of the main entrance of Emmanuel College, on St Andrews Street, the university gardens are a secret gem! Once inside, it's a lovely surprise to discover the small stream, weeping willow and beautiful flowers, with a perfectly maintained lawn.
Trinity Lane is a classic English alley that can be found in historic Cambridge, England, right on the route between the various colleges and universities of this typical British city. I thought it had a special charm and a roll very British.
Located at the crossroads of St John's Street and Sydney Street, this little monument shouldn't be missed. It's quite different from the university buildings because it is a church, and is interesting because of its unusual round shape. The tour costs 2 pounds, and is worth it, because the interior is great.
Located in the extreme south of the city, outside the historic heart of Cambridge and facing the enormous Parker's Piece park, Downing College is undoubtedly one of our favourite places in the city. It's neglected by tourists (probably because it's so far from the main streets), and this college, founded in 1800, is particularly quiet and soothing. Deserted during our visit, we particularly liked the huge park and its stately majestic buildings.
Cambridge is undoubtedly my favorite city in England. With ancient walls and large lawn, the atmosphere is, in my opinion, more natural than Oxford. Students ride around on bicycles, and the splendid Gothic architecture and canals give it the nickname "the Venice of the North".
In an almost hidden walkway leading from Kings Parade, Clare College is a charming college that deserves a look. We love the tidy lawn, beautiful wrought iron gates, and imposing buildings. The entrance portico is a nice shade of orange, a rare color in the city of Cambridge.
The last college in the area of Kings Parade, Trinity and St John's Street, this college is particularly beautiful with its entrance portico reminiscent of a medieval castle. The courtyard is well worth a visit.
Jesus Green is the perfect place to enjoy a holiday in the countryside. It combines culture, study, sports and pleasure suitable for a family with children old enough to learn English and very close to several cultural destinations: London, Norwich, Peterborough, Samford. All great jumping off points.