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An historic University town, only 50 miles north of London and 30 minutes by train from London Stansted Airport, Cambridge is famous for its university and the 'Backs'; the grass-covered banks that line the River Cam offering views of the riverside college buildings including The Bridge of Sighs, King's College Chapel and the Mathematical Bridge. Hotels in Cambridge provide an ideal base for exploring the sights and attractions in and around Cambridge; including the Fitzwilliam museum, the cathedrals at Ely and Peterborough, the Duxford Imperial War Museum, the towns of St Ives and Newmarket, and the flat and fertile land of The Cambridgeshire Fens
Tradition has it that Cambridge was founded in the late 1220s by scholastic refugees from Oxford, who fled the town after one of their number was lynched by hostile townsfolk - though the first proper college wasn't founded until 1271. Rivalry has existed between the two institutions ever since - epitomized by the annual Boat Race on the River Thames - while internal tensions between "town and gown" have inevitably plagued a place where the university has long tended to control local life.
Cambridge is an extremely compact place, and you can walk round the centre, visiting the most interesting colleges, in an afternoon. A more thorough exploration, covering more of the colleges, a visit to the fine art of the Fitzwilliam Museum and a leisurely afternoon on a punt , will however take at least a couple of days - maybe more. If possible you should avoid coming in high summer, when the students are replaced by hordes of sightseers and posses of foreign-language students, though you can still miss the crowds by getting up early - the tourists only start to appear in numbers from around 10.30am. Faced with such crowds, the more popular colleges have restricted their opening times and several have introduced admission charges. Bear in mind, too, that during the exam period (late April to early June), most colleges close their doors to the public at least some of the time.
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Holiday Inn Express CAMBRIDGE , Coldhams Park, 15/17 Norman Way, Cambridge CB1 3LH
Premier Inn Cambridge North (Girton) Hotel, Huntingdon Road, Girton , CB3 0DR
Premier Inn Cambridge A14 J32 Hotel, Ring Fort Road, Cambridge , CB4 2GW
Holiday Inn Cambridge Hotel, Lakeview , Bridge Road, Cambridge, CB24 9PH
De Vere University Arms Hotel, Regent St, Cambridge, CB2 1AD
Crowne Plaza Hotel Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DT
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