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When the first scholars arrived in Cambridge in the early 13th century, this Fenland town was already a busy trading centre. But now Cambridge is inextricably linked with its academic status. With its cobbled narrow streets and medieval passages, a constant flurry of cycles revealing its population of students, a lively market and an array of handsome buildings, it is a delightful place to explore.

Hire your own private historic stately home

Who hasn’t dreamed of living in a castle or a stately home? Each year, thousands of British homes are listed  on Airbnb, making it affordable to live out your historic home fantasy

New Battle of Britain exhibit opens at IWM Duxford

New exhibition at IWM Duxford tells the human story of the battle for Britain’s skies with personal tales and momentos from seven people who served at the pivotal fighter station.

Battle of Britain, Second World War, air show

Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Air Show

See Spitfires scramble in living history representation of crucial Second World War aerial battle at IWM Duxford.

Ely, Cambridgeshire. Credit: Paul Thompson Images/Alamy

Five things to do in Ely, Cambridgeshire

Explore the cathedral city of Ely, in Cambridgeshire, which was once home to the Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell.

King’s College Chapel: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

It’s one of Britain’s best loved traditions, watched by millions on TV and radio. The first Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols took place at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, in 1918. Since then, the annual…

Rediscovering Greece and Rome in Cambridge

If you are interested in ancient civilisations, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge’s newly reopened gallery, Rediscovering Greece and Rome, is a joy. Months of conservation, research and redisplay brings the focus onto people.

Peterhouse - the oldest of Cambridge colleges

Cambridge Insider’s Guide

Cambridge is inextricably linked with its academic status and is a calm and attractive place. As the city celebrates the 800th birthday of its university, there’s never been a better time to visit this centre of learning, where great minds and historic attractions meet.

Discover Darwin in Cambridge

Join in the Darwin200 anniversary celebrations at new exhibition Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge   Cattleya Orchid and Three Hummingbirds, 1871 ONCE DESCRIBED as “one of the greatest…

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