The town of Cambridge, located approximately 80 kilometres of London, was founded during the Bronze Age and thrived during the Roman rule. Vikings followed Romans, and made the town an important trading centre.
Today, Cambridge is one of the high-technology centres of the United Kingdom and is world famous for its university founded in 1209. It is the oldest university of Europe and educates approximately 22 000 students from all over the world.
The population of this pedestrian-friendly town is 110 000. Typically British with its lush green parks and English gardens Cambridge ought to be on the itinerary of all visitors to Britain.
During World War II it was an important defence industry development and manufacturing centre.
Today, software consulting, pharmaceutical plants, creative trades, research and development, tourism and the university constitute the economic backbone of Cambridge.
The university grounds are lovingly maintained and its semi-independent colleges represent a range of architectural styles.
The parks and museums on the Cambridge university grounds alone are worth a visit to the town.
It is tranquil, beautifully laid-out, well maintained and colourful.
The best months to visit are June to September.
Cambridge is well connected to the rest of the country by rail, bus, highways, especially to London.