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Cambridge, located about 100 kilometres north-northeast from London is a cosmopolitan city renowned as a centre of learning; the city has been always tied to the University, one of the great educational institutions of Europe. It is also at the heart of the high-technology centre known as Silicon Fen.

The University of Cambridge, founded in the 13th century, has been the alma mater of many famous scientists, philosophers and mathematicians such as Sir Isaac Newton, John Milton, Francis Bacon, Lord Byron, and Stephen Hawking among many others.

Cambridge is a delight to visit in any season, the beauty of its ancient centre is preserved with its walk-able narrow streets, historic college courts, gardens and bridges. The city is relatively small and the main attractions are all within easy walking distance. Students and locals often use bikes to get around.

Cambridge has a wealth of museums and art galleries which offer an impressive variety of exhibitions every year. The Fitzwilliam Museum houses antiquities from Egypt, Sudan, Greece and Rome, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Cypriot Art and masterpieces by Veneziano, Titian, Rubens, Canaletto, Hogarth, Gainsborough, Monet, Degas, Renoir, CÚzanne and Picasso.

At the museum in the New Cavendish Laboratory you can see the vacuum tube used by J.J. Thomson when he discovered the electron and the isotope. Kettle's Yard Museum has an impressive collection of art, from the early part of this century; there are also exhibitions by major contemporary artists.

The King's College Chapel is the most visited attraction in Cambridge; other outstanding attractions include the St Bene't's Church, the Holy Sepulchre (known as the "Round Church"), the Senator House, and the Erasmus Building in St. John's College.

The University Botanical Gardens, situated less than a mile to the south of Cambridge, is a relaxing way to spend a few hours; this garden has a collection of over 10,000 plants. You can also explore the unique flora and fauna present at the Wicken Fen Nature Reserve, the oldest such reserve in England

Nightlife in Cambridge is vibrant; there are several excellent nightclubs and hundreds of excellent bars and pubs. Syd Barrett was born in Cambridge and Nick Drake was educated at the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge is easy to get to by road, rail or air. Trains run every 30min from London's King's Cross and Liverpool Street from London to Cambridge, service to and from King's Cross take about 60 minutes, trains to and from Liverpool Street take about 75 minutes. Direct trains from Stansted Airport to Cambridge take 25 minutes. The railway station is conveniently located about a 20-minute walk from the city centre.

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