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Cambridge

Come to Cambridge and recommend to experience the pier boat. On the Cambridge Bridge, enjoy the scenery of the University of Cambridge with the waves. You will see the majesty of King's College, as well as the classic Mathematics Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs.

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History
Attractions
Activities
Cuisines
Transport
Trip planning

History

As early as the Bronze Age, Cambridge had a human footprint. In the 1st century, the Romans camped in Cambridge; in the 5th century, as the Romans left, the Roman camp faced the fate of being abandoned.

Until 1066, King William I ordered the castle to be built here. Cambridge's economy and population gradually prospered. Because of the convenience of the River Cam, the river extended to Kings Lynn in the north. The seaside has made the waterway transport developed, and Cambridge has become an economic center in the region.

In 1209, Cambridge University was established in the town. With the increasing number of students, Cambridge became a student-oriented university city. In the 16th century, Cambridge University established more colleges, including the prestigious Christs College and Trinity College founded by Henry VIII.

After the 20th century, Cambridge's status became more and more unshakable. In 1951, the town was upgraded to the city. Today, in addition to the education industry, Cambridge is also actively developing the technology, science and tourism industries.

Attractions

King's College

King ’s College was founded in 1441 by King Henry VI of England. Among them, the King ’s College Chapel is considered to be one of the most beautiful and majestic chapels among the colleges of Cambridge University. Glass decorations, stone walls, and wood carvings are all amazing; at the same time, the chapel is also an important late gothic. Architectural example. In addition, King's College has many famous alumni, British economist John Maynard Keynes and Chinese poet Xu Zhimo have studied at King's College.

Chapel opening hours(Semester) Monday to Friday 9: 30-15: 30 | Sat 9: 30-15: 15 | Sun 13: 15-14: 30 | (outside semester) Monday to Sunday 9: 30-16: 30
Fare required
Opening hours and fares, please refer to the scene

Cambridge, Cambridge: King's College, Cambridge.
Cambridge: Trinity College (Trinity College)

Trinity College Trinity College

Trinity College, founded in the later years of Henry VIII, is among the colleges of Cambridge University and is one of the most powerful and famous.

One of the most famous alumni in the academy is Newton who discovers the law of universal gravitation (Newton), at the entrance of the college, there is from Lincolnshire, Newton’s hometown (Lincolnshire) The transplanted apple tree, this tree was not the "deity" of the apple tree that hit Newton at that time, but its "descendant".

 

Punting in Cambridge!

A boat trip on the River Cam is a signature activity of Cambridge. There are many boat rental services on site, the journey time is about 40 minutes, passing through many famous attractions on the way, such as: Trinity College, King's College, Bridge of Sighs, Mathematical Bridge, etc... It is a great experience to have a clear guided commentary and to explore the beauty of the campus.

cost Tourists share a car (12 seats) for about £20/person | private charter (6 seats) for about £90/boat. The fee is for reference only, please refer to the on-site price

Cambridge: Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs

The Bridge of Sighs was built in 1831 and is a famous landmark. There are two explanations for the origin of the name, one is that the bridge leads to the examination room, and every time during the exam, students will hear the sighs of one after another; the other is that it was built in the 16th century in Venice (Venice) The first sigh bridge salutes. The Bridge of Sighs in Cambridge is not open to the public, but tourists can see its beautiful figure when traveling by boat on the River Cam.

Cors Clock

The Eucharist was unveiled in 2008 by physicist Stephen Hawking; the clock was inspired by the inventor of John Taylor, alumnus of the University of Cambridge, Christopher, Cambridge. He thinks the ordinary clock design makes people Feeling boring, so he designed a grasshopper with a grasshopper. When the pointer reaches the 59th second, the grasshopper will open his mouth and swallow the time, in order to remind the world of time. Once the time goes byIt can no longer be recovered.

Cambridge: Mathematical Bridge

Mathematical Bridge

Built in 1749, the bridge connects the two campuses of Queens' College. According to legend, when the bridge was built at that time, the designer used the principle of mathematical geometry without using any nail, but after being removed by other scholars, he did not know how to restore the bridge. If you want to admire the bridge, in addition to taking a boat, you can also see the style of the math bridge on Silver St.

Activities

Cambridge Comedy Festival, photo source http://www.cambridgecomedyfestival.com/

Comedy Festival Cambridge Comedy Festival

The Cambridge Comedy Festival began in 2007, and many great comedians will perform here. Although the scale is not the biggest, the performance is still exciting.is calledEdinburghA smaller version of the International Fringe Festival.
Photo source:
Cambridge Comedy Festival official website

Activity time
July each year
For more event information

Folk Folk Festival Cambridge Folk Festival

Founded in 1965, it is an annual folk art (music) festival, one of the important events in Cambridge, attracting thousands of people every year. The event is rich in content, with performances from outstanding musicians from the UK, Ireland and other places. It also combines contemporary art. In recent years, young singers have been invited to join the lineup to provide a stage for the new generation of musicians.
Photo source:Cambridge Folk FestivalOfficial website

Event Location Cherry Hinton Hall Park
Activity time 2020/07/30-08/02
Check details and fares

Fireworks & Bonfire Night

Every year in November, many cities in the UK host fireworks and bonfire nights, including Cambridge. The beginning of Bonfire is to commemorate a gunpowder plot that took place in 1605. Today, it is more like a large-scale event, firing fireworks in many places, lighting up the UK's November night sky.
Photo source:Cambridge Live official website

location Midsummer Common, Cambridge
time November
Free admission

Cuisines

Centennial Cafe Fitzbillies

There are a variety of restaurants on Bridge Street, such as French, Italian and American cuisine. The Fitzbillies Café specializes in light food, cakes and afternoon tea and is popular in Cambridge. Fitzbillies has two stores, the founding store opened in 1920 at Trumpington Street in the city center, and the branch is on Bridge Street. The picture is a Mexican roll, fresh and delicious; in addition, its star product is the traditional bread roll "Chelsea Buns".

address"Foundation Store" 52 Trumpington St, Cambridge, CB2 1RG|"Bridge Street Branch" 36 Bridge St, Cambridge CB2 1UW
Opening hours Monday to Friday 8:00-18:00|Saturday 9:00-18:30|Sunday 10:00-18:30 (time may change, please refer to the official website)

Cambridge Centennial Cafe - tomato and red sauce wrap at Fitzbillies. Photo by Serina
Cambridge: Bar The Eagle

The birthplace of DNA, The Eagle Bar

The Eagle Bar is located near King's College and opened in 1667. It was named "Eagle and Child" and later renamed "The Eagle". It is full of stories, documenting the bit of World War II; on a Saturday afternoon in 1956, British biologist Francis Crick and American molecular biologist James Watson cracked DNA together.

address 8 Benet Street, Cambridge CB2 3QN
Opening hours Sunday to Wednesday 11:00-23:00|Thursday to Saturday 11:00-00:00

Transport

Cambridge

train

By train from London, you can leave from London King & #8217; s Cross and get off at Cambridge Station. The train ride is about 50 minutes. It takes about 20 minutes to walk from Cambridge Railway Station to the city centre.Trains are floating fares, it is recommended to use the train APP (Trainline) to inquire and book tickets.

AV: Cambridge Travel

Every time I go to Cambridge, I feel very relaxed, even in the case of work; it is always very lively, because there are endless crowds, but when you take a boat trip to Kanghe, you can enjoy the peace, it’s good!

Trip planning

Historical University Town, Romantic River Cam

Cambridge is an ancient historical capital. Many people come here to take a boat trip on the River Kang, visit Trinity College, King's College along the main streets of the city, etc.; and the outdoor market open every day sells delicious local snacks. Suitable for the whole family to play together. If you want to roam, it is recommended to stay for a day.

Recommended itinerary|【Oxford, Cambridge】1 day tour|Optional Chinese tour guide

1A daily shuttle bus travels through the two classic university cities in the UK. The itinerary includes tickets to Christ Church College and King's College Chapel at Oxford University. It is suitable for tourists who have limited time and want to explore two famous universities at once.

Cambridge: King & #039; s College, Cambridge Xu Zhimo Memorial Stele

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