Cambridge town guide
Cambridge is one of the most beautiful towns of East Anglia, indeed one of the most beautiful in the whole of Britain. The quality of its buildings (especially the University Colleges), and it's setting on the River Cam, make this a must-see for nearly every visitor to this country.
The University influences not only the architecture of the town, but it's character also. The bookshops of Cambridge are amongst the finest in the country and the theatres, concerts and restaurants reflect the tastes and interests of an academic population.
The "Backs" are peaceful green lawns running down to the River, crossed by many bridges, shaded by willow trees, in summer used by punters and by revellers at the University May Balls.
At nearby Duxford Aerodrome the Imperial War Museum maintains a superb collection of old aircraft many associated with the glorious days of the Battle of Britain. This world-renowned heritage complex is home to some 200 aircraft and also to a collection of tanks and military vehicles. During the summer, you can take a flight in an elegant 1930s bi-plane.
Cambridge is easily reached by hire car as a daytrip from London.