Home to a world-famous university, Cambridge is a city in England’s Cambridgeshire. Some of the most brilliant names in academic circles have studied here and you can find out more about them during your trip to this beautiful city.
The University of Cambridge was founded in the early 1200s and several colleges affiliated with it dot the landscape of this historical city. Trinity College, said to be one of the richest colleges in the university, harkens back to the time of Henry VIII and The Great Court and Clock Tower are popular places to visit here. You can also admire the Perpendicular Gothic English architecture of King’s College Chapel and see the 16th-century Great Gate of St. John’s College.
Museums in Cambridge showcase a range of exhibits – from Darwin’s original drawings to paintings by European masters. The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology displays artefacts from the Jurassic era, Captain Cook's exploratory voyages and more. At Fitzwilliam Museum nearby, you can view masterpieces by Picasso and Monet alongside relics from Ancient Egypt. Those interested in learning about early expeditions to the North and South Poles can head to The Polar Museum.
Cambridge is easy to explore on foot, which is ideal for discovering its landmarks and photogenic spots. Take a leisurely stroll through college grounds, pop into quaint bookshops or join a walking tour of the city. You can also go punting on the River Cam – an activity popular with locals and tourists alike.