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Cambridgeshire is primarily renowned for its world class university, which has produced over sixty Nobel prize winners down the years, it is an ancient and busy market town which has developed greatly as a modern retail, commercial and leisure centre.

Top Tourist Attractions in Cambridge (England).

Top Tourist Attractions in Cambridge (England): Clare College, Corpus Christi College, Gonville and Caius College, King’s College Chapel, Pembroke College, Peterhouse College, Queens’ College, Senate House, University Colleges, Trinity Hall, St Mary the Great Church

Cambridge is primarily renowned for its world class university, which has produced over sixty Nobel prize winners down the years, it is an ancient and busy market town which has developed greatly as a modern retail, commercial and leisure centre.

Local Hotels found in Cambridgeshire

Holiday Inn Express Cambridge Duxford M11 Jct 10

Holiday Inn Express Cambridge Duxford
Holiday Inn Express Cambridge Duxford Cambridgeshire

Station Road East, Duxford • Cambridgeshire Accommodation.

The brand new Holiday Inn Express Cambridge Duxford M11 Jct 10 offers comfortable rooms with power showers and Wi-Fi access. Just 10 minutes from Cambridge centre, the hotel also has free parking.… More


Crowne Plaza Hotel Cambridge

Crowne Plaza Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Crowne Plaza Cambridge Cambridgeshire

Downing Street, Cambridge • Cambridgeshire Accommodation.

The very central Crowne Plaza Cambridge is set amid historic colleges and excellent shopping. It has a restaurant, Irish pub, a gym and sauna.… More


Acorn Guest House 

Acorn Guest House Cambridgeshire
Acorn Guest House Cambridgeshire

154 Chesterton Road, Cambridge • Cambridgeshire Accommodation.

Acorn is a clean, friendly guest house offering good breakfasts and free Wi-Fi a 15-minute walk from Cambridge city centre.… More


The Varsity Hotel & Spa

The Varsity Hotel and Spa Cambridgeshire
The Varsity Hotel and Spa Cambridgeshire

Thompson’s Lane, •Cambridgeshire

Situated in the centre of Cambridge near the edge of the picturesque river Cam, The Varsity Hotel and Spa offers individual modern rooms, and impressive rooftop views.… More


Menzies Cambridge Hotel And Golf Course

 the Menzies Cambridge Hotel and Golf Course Cambridgeshire
the Menzies Cambridge Hotel and Golf Course Cambridgeshire

Bar Hill, Cambridgeshire Accommodation.

In beautiful grounds 5 miles from Cambridge, the Menzies Cambridge Hotel and Golf Course is just off the A14. It has a gym, a spa, 2 tennis courts and an 18-hole golf course.… There are 2 users browsing this hotel’s page right now. More

With free Wi-Fi, the newly refurbished rooms at Hallmark Hotel Cambridge are stylish and modern, featuring an LCD flat-screen TV with a large selection of on-demand movies. Each en suite bathroom features a bath, a shower, and free toiletries. There is also a 24-hour room service menu.

The award-winning Brasserie Restaurant offers traditional British dishes and modern international cuisine. Guests can relax in the Gallery Bar, which shows Sky Sports, including ESPN, and has a decking area overlooking the 18-hole championship golf course and offers an extensive choice of delicious bar food.

The Waves Leisure Club boasts a large swimming pool, a sauna, a steam room, and an air-conditioned gym.

There is a bus stop just 200 m around the corner which has regular services to Cambridge city centre, and the M11 motorway to London is a 5-minute drive away.

The property offers discounted golf for all hotel guests, subject to availability.

This property is also rated for the best value in Cambridge! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

Accommodation Hotel Rooms: 136,

History Cambridgeshire

The earliest clear evidence of occupation is a collection of hunting weapons from the Late Bronze Age, starting around 1000 BC.

There is further archaeological evidence that a Belgic tribe settled on Castle Hill in the 1st century BC.

The town’s history dates from Roman times when they built a camp on a small hill beside the River Cam, but by the 5th-century it had become a Saxon market town.

By the 7th century, however, visitors from nearby Ely reported that Cambridge had declined severely.

Cambridge is mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as Grantebrycge. This is the earliest known reference to a bridge at Cambridge.

The arrival of the Vikings in Cambridge was recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 875.

Viking rule, the Danelaw, had been imposed by 878. The Vikings’ vigorous trading habits caused Cambridge to grow rapidly. During this period the centre of the town shifted from Castle Hill on the left bank of the river to the area now known as the Quayside on the right bank.

After the end of the Viking period the Saxons enjoyed a brief return to power, building St. Benet’s church in 1025. It still stands in Bene’t Street.

In 1209, students escaping from violence in Oxford fled to Cambridge and formed a University there. The oldest college which still exists, Peterhouse, was founded in 1284.

Despite having a University, Cambridge was not granted its city charter until 1951. Cambridge does not have a cathedral, which was traditionally a pre-requisite for city status.

Historically the town’s economy was based upon its port.The river was navigable all the way to Kings Lynn and there were good trading links with the continent.

The city is also surrounded by good quality farmland, and agriculture has always been of importance. Drawing on its links with the University, the Cambridge area today is known as Silicon Fen, due to the growth of high tech businesses and technology incubators that have sprung up in the series of science parks and other developments in and around the city.

The actuel name Cambridge derives from its originally location where several roads met at a crossing point over the River Cam. Cambridge is mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as Grantebrycge.

By Norman times the name of the town had mutated to Grentabrige or Cantebrigge, while the river that flowed through it was called the Granta. Over time the name of the town changed to Cambridge, while the river Cam was still known as the Granta – indeed the river is still often known as the Granta to this day.

It was only later that the river became known as the Cam, by analogy with the name Cambridge. The University use a pseudo-Latin adjective cantabrigiensis (often contracted to “Cantab”) to mean “of Cambridge”, but this is obviously a back-formation from the English name.

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