Cambridge: Citadel of academic excellence

It was a hot sunny day, and we decided to go to Cambridge, a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England. Situated on river Cam, that’s where it gets it’s name from, it is about 50 miles north of London, as beautiful as a picture postcard. The city is all about the university and the students constitute the major chunk of the population, atleast the one’s you see outside. The cafes, the bakery shops, the ice-cream parlours and the designer boutique shops–all combined, make for a self sustaining, beautiful city. Archeological evidences gather settlement in the area in the Bronze Age and in the Roman Britain under Viking rule.

The University of Cambridge founded in 1209 is one of the top five universities in the world. The university includes the Cavendish Laboratory, King’s College Chapel and the Cambridge University Library. The skyline is dominated by the last two buildings, along with the spire of the Our lady and English Martyr’s church, the chimney of Addenbrooke’s hospital and St John’s College Chapel tower.


A trip inside the college will cost you between 10 pounds, and punting in the cam river, a favourite amongst tourists will also cost you around 10 pounds. 

As a student we have heard of many famous sporting events, especially the one between the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, especially the rugby union Varsity Match and the Boat race, though many of these do not take place within Cambridge.

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