"A Trip to the Other Place" Cambridge by barryg23
Cambridge Travel Guide: 820 reviews and 1,738 photos
Cambridge, or 'the other place' as my Oxford guide calls it, is one of England's nicest towns in and is well worth a visit. Apparently there is a good University here too....
Like Oxford, Cambridge is made up of a number of Colleges - 31 in total. I almost ended up studying here and, though I love Oxford, I think I'd have enjoyed Cambridge too.
I had once read that Cambridge is essentially a University town and that it can be like a ghost-town during vacations. Perhaps they meant holidays other than summer, as on this visit the place was very busy. Summer is a good time to visit as the town looks great with all the boats on the river, etc.
I've just been on a second visit to Cambridge in March 2003 - definitely a nice time to visit as there are very few tourists around, yet the weather was nice and the colleges all looked great.
Most people visit King's and Trinity but don't forget St. Catherine's College. The front gates here seem to be always... more travel advice
There is a market in Cambridge, behind St. Mary's church, every day. I didn't find too many bargains here, especially... more travel advice
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