Chilling In Cambridge
Cambridge is one of the quintessentially popular travel locations in the United Kingdom, with its renowned greenery and rolling moors. Cambridge is a University City, a city of colleges and schools galore, with wide open spaces and amazing scenery. A city of daffodils and crocuses, Cambridge comprises of all things popularly English, the punts, the bumps, the willows and May Balls. The city is also easily accessible due to its proximity to London.
Cambridge lies a mere fifty miles from London, and is easily accessible by car or any other form of public transport. Cambridge has its own airport now, but no flights have been scheduled under it so far. The nearest airports are the ones in London, the London Stansted, the Luton airport, the London City airport and the Heathrow airport. The London Stansted airport lies thirty miles from Cambridge, and has regular bus and train services to the city. The Luton airport is yet another one connected to Cambridge by the National Express Coach, available every two hours. These two airports have flights to all major international cities, especially the ones within Europe. The London City Airport has direct rail links to the King?s Cross, from where you can catch a direct express train to Cambridge. Cambridge has regular trains running from London and the commute takes about 50 minutes on an average. Trains also run from Norwich, Ipswich, Birmingham and Peterborough. Traveling to Cambridge by car is not very advisable due to its heavy traffic, lack of parking space and one way street system which is extremely confusing. Buses to Cambridge are available from all the major cities in the country and services are provided by National Express.
Cambridge is primarily famous for the architecture of its various buildings and universities, which is essentially Victorian, but yet modern. The architecture is a mix of styles that are ancient and modern. One such famous architectural example is the University Library, which gives out a very industrial feel. The sudden emergence of many modern buildings has also resulted in a few controversies, as the image of ancient and modern buildings lined up near each other doesn?t exactly go down well. Cambridge is also very famous for its parks and gardens. Some of them are The Backs, the Botanic Garden, the Jesus Green and Parker?s Piece. The Backs is the collective name given to the gardens along the river behind the various colleges. The Botanic Garden is home to more than 10000 species of rare flora and is a great place for those who revel in silence and peace. The Jesus Green is a park that serves as an ideal retreat away from the city with tennis courts and an outdoor pool. Make sure you visit The Fitzwilliam Museum on Trumpington Street, and Kettle?s Yard in Castle Street. Other famous museums in Cambridge include The Museum Of Archeology And Anthropology and The Whipple Museum Of The History Of Science.
Sightseeing buses are available in Cambridge and the city is mostly pedestrian friendly, because all the major locations can be covered on foot. Moderate accommodations are provided at the Royal Cambridge Hotel. Looking for a simple evening in a pub? Try The Castle Inn, The Cambridge Blue and The Champion Of The Thames. What are you waiting for? The University town beckons!