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attractions in Cambridge by Martin & Co Cambridge
Anglesey Abbey is a Jacobean-style
country house set in a formal and informal gardens with a working watermill.
The abbey is a vision of the golden age of country house living. It was
created by Lord Fairhaven and his brother from 1926 to 1966 and has around
98 acres of landscaped and wildlife gardens, plus a working 18th century
watermill. The abbey is home to amazing furniture, books, works of art
and a collection of French and English clocks. The outside of the abbey
is decorated in 12th century gargoyles and over 100 pieces of classical
sculpture in the formal gardens.
|The most famous museum in
Cambridge is the Fitzwilliam Museum in Trumpington Street, the museum is
housed in a neo-classical building that was designed by architect, George
Basevi. The main collection that the museum boasted was left by the seventh
Viscount Fitzwilliam after he died in 1816. The museum is host to a amazing
collection of English pottery and china, Greek, Roman and Egyptian antiquities,
and illuminated manuscripts. The fine gallery has works by Hogarth, Gainsborough
and Turner as well as the Impressionists and Dutch Masters of the Baroque
including Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Rubens and Frans Hals.
Mullard Radio Astronomy
The Mullard radio astronomy
observatory is one of the largest observatories of its kind in the world.
It uses an array of telescopes
that are linked as a interferometer to produce a radio telescope that has
a diameter of several kilometres. The closest observatory that is similar
to the specification is in the Netherlands.
The Newmarket race course
is the mecca of English house racing and is 10 miles northeast of Cambridge.
It is the largest cluster of training yards in the country and many key
horse racing organisations. Racing in Newmarket dates back to 1174, there
are more than 2,500 horses with most stables located in the centre of the
town. The Newmarket racecourse consists of two courses, the Rowley Mile
course and the July Course.
Both courses are galloping
tracks and are used for flat racing. The Rowley Mile is used for racing
in the Spring and Autumn, while the July Course is used in Summer.
These attractions are ideal
for people visiting the area of Cambridge or who are looking to rent property
/ Cambridge Featured Hotels
|About the Author - This
article was written on behalf of Martin &Co Letting
agent in Cambridge who deal with property letting in Cambridge
and Punting in Cambridge by Peter Apps
Punt wars, Romans, Pieces
and splitting the atom. All words associated with Cambridge's past and
present. There is a rich history here that draws visitors from around the
world to England's leafy cobbled seat of learning.
|The area was first settled
way back in 70AD by the Romans and after they departed by the Saxons. Curiously
enough some locals still refer to the River Cam as the Granta, the name
the Romans used in the distant past. Some habits die hard! They also refer
to (some) open spaces as Pieces in Cambridge. You will find Parker's Piece
and Christ's Pieces dotted around the city and plenty of other green open
spaces in which to wander. For a view down onto the spires of Cambridge
and surrounding villages such as Grantchester and Knapwell take a walk
into the Gog Magog hills (only 300ft high) just north of the city where
you will find Roman roads and an Iron Age fort.
Most people will know the
city for its world famous university and its part in the annual boat race
Dig a little deeper into
the past and you will find an impressive list of names that have studied
in the hallowed halls of its universities and colleges. How does Newton,
Bacon, Tennyson, Byron and Rutherford sound? Rutherford first split the
atom here in the Cavendish Laboratory, part of the extensive research facilities
at the university, thus starting the science of nuclear physics. Newton
worked on his Laws of Motion at Trinity College. The city is also a high
tech centre known as the Silicon Fen so it's keeping up with the times.
|The first college to be
founded in Cambridge was Peterhouse in 1284. It still stands today with
some of the original masonry intact despite numerous renovations. Discipline
was apparently slack in the early days of the college and the rowdy behaviour
of some of the students led to a 'town and gown' conflict that continued
on through to the 18th century. We all know that students can be a rowdy
lot but 500 years to settle a conflict? Maybe they were slow learners.
How does a relaxing punt
down the Cam on a lazy summers day sound? Well you may need to watch out
because so called Punt Wars have broken out in the last couple of years
over this lucrative business. So lucrative that at times it is possible
to cross the river by walking across the punts.
Trouble has been flaring
as rival company's battle it out for their share of the market. The Cam
Conservators are responsible for protecting the Cam but are unable to restrict
the numbers of licences issued due to local statutes so this situation
may be set to continue. Let's hope it doesn't rumble on for the next 500
years. Punters beware.
/ Cambridge Featured Hotels
|About the Author - If you
are looking for a way to enjoy the sights, history and possibly drama of
the area there are an abundance of Cambridge bed and breakfasts as well
as hotels that will cater for your needs. Peter recommends a luxury Cambridge
Bed and Breakfast called Knapwell Wood Farm. Visit at http://www.knapwellwoodfarm.co.uk
for more hotels in Cambridge
FEATURED HOTELS, ENGLAND:
Belfry Qhotels, Cambourne
Situated at the gateway
of Cambourne Village, the Cambridge Belfry hotel is ideally positioned,
with easy access to the historic city of Cambridge. The hotel is just 10
kilometres from Junction 13 of the M11 and the A14. Guests can enjoy
excellent meals served at the intimate ambience of the on-site restaurant
and later relax at the Bridge Bar, a perfect setting for a quiet glass
of wine, a cocktail or a pre or post dinner drink. The Spa and Leisure
Club has a wide range of facilities that includes a well-equipped gymnasium,
luxurious heated swimming pool as well as a spa, offering a selection of
therapies and body treatments to unwind, repair and recharge your body
Plaza Hotel Cambridge
This city-center hotel is
located in Cambridge, close to Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Cambridge
University Museum and Archaeology and Anthropology, and Emmanuel College.
Also nearby are St Catharine's College and King's College. Crowne Plaza
Hotel Cambridge has a sauna and a fitness facility. Business amenities
at this 4.0-star property include a business center, wireless Internet
access, meeting rooms for small groups, and secretarial services. Crowne
Plaza Hotel Cambridge has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. 24-hour room service
is available. The staff can arrange concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry
services, and tour assistance
Vere University Arms Hotel Cambridge
This city-center hotel is
located in Cambridge, close to Parker's Piece, Downing College, and Emmanuel
College. Also nearby are Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and St Catharine's
College. De Vere University Arms Hotel has a steam room. Business amenities
at this 4.0-star property include a business center, high-speed Internet
access, business services, and secretarial services. De Vere University
Arms Hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. 24-hour room service is available.
Event facilities include conference rooms. The staff can arrange computer
rentals and express check-out.
By Hilton Cambridge
This Cambridge hotel is
close to Peterhouse College, Pembroke College, and Fitzwilliam Museum.
Also nearby are St Catharine's College and King's College. Doubletree by
Hilton Cambridge has a health club, a steam room, a sauna, a fitness facility,
and a pool. Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge has a restaurant and a bar/lounge.
Event facilities include conference rooms. Guestrooms have flat-panel televisions.
Guestrooms provide wireless Internet access (surcharge) and in-room safes.
Cambridge Hotel Cambridge
The Royal Cambridge is one
of the oldest hotels in Cambridge, and was once part of the world famous
Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The hotel is located on the edge of the City Centre,
within easy walking distance from the famous colleges such as King’s, Queen’s,
Corpus Christi and Magdalene. The narrow winding lanes in the centre of
town are brimming with quaint boutiques, antique and bookshops, bars and
street cafes, whilst the main ‘boulevards’ are lined with larger stores.
The hotel has BT Openzone throughout, giving WIFI access in the bedrooms,
public areas and conference rooms.
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