CAMBRIDGESHIRE - AN INTRODUCTION CAMBRIDGESHIRE - AN INTRODUCTION

From its vibrant cities to its rolling fenland, Cambridgeshire offers plenty to explore.

The city of Cambridge is famous of course, for its ancient university, whose colleges showcase some of the country’s finest medieval and early-modern architecture.

Weaving through the city is the River Cam (where you can enjoy a relaxing punt), and a series of quaint passages brimming with independent shops and cafés.

You can explore the historic marketplace, enjoy live music and comedy at the famous Corn Exchange, or catch a student theatrical production at the oldest university playhouse in England.

Cambridgeshire is also home to the cathedral cities of Ely and Peterborough, each with their own unique attractions, including Oliver Cromwell’s House the Peterborough Museum and
Art Gallery.

Nestling between Peterborough and Cambridge, you’ll discover the Cambridgeshire Fens, covering around 200 square miles of flat, most agricultural land. It’s an area renowned for its wildlife, quite roads and extensive network of canals. You’ll never be far from a farm shop or market, with fresh local produce on offer all
year round.

Population: 651,940 (mid 2016)
Average house price: £346,737 (@ September 2017)
Main city: Cambridge
Distance from London: 62.7 miles/1hr 20mins
Closest airport: London Stansted
Other towns & cities: Ely, Peterborough, Huntingdon, St Ives, St Neots
Famous attractions: Cambridge University & colleges, Primavera, Fitzwilliam Museum, Peterborough Cathedral, Oliver Cromwell’s House, Ely Cathedral
Famous Food: College Pudding, Cambridge Burnt Cream, Celery Baked in Cream, Huntingdon Fidget Pier

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Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

Addenbrookes Hospital