13 May 2011


Punting is one of the many
things a visitor can do in
One of the many medieval
streets in town.

During my week down visiting Elizabeth I decided to spend a day in Cambridge. Only about a 30 minute drive from her town of Bury St. Edmunds, Cambridge is primarily famous because of its ancient university. I'm sure you all also now know it because of the newly titled Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. 

The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209, making it the second oldest university in both England and the English-speaking world (the oldest would be Oxford). The town of Cambridge itself is half medieval historical area surrounding the university and more modern streets filled with great shopping. Besides shopping, I would recommend walking around Kings College down by the river. When I was there it was closed to visitors because of examinations so I only had the exterior to admire. Otherwise, there is also a punting tour down the river which is supposed to give you great views of the university.
There is a market in Market Square every day of the week except for Sundays.
Queens College, right across from Kings College.
The famous Kings College.

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