The home of the famous Cambridge University which for generations has turned out some of the finest academic minds in the world.
Cambridgeshire can boast the traditional beauty of the city of Cambridge, known as cycle city due to the profusion of bicycles preferred for travelling around there, and the more modern city of Peterborough.
Since 1974 the county has included the old independent county of Huntingdonshire with the town of Huntingdon.
The natural features of Cambridgeshire are the river Cam, famed for the Cambridge student's obsession with punting and the Isle of Ely, which can boast a fabulous 11th Century Cathedral and the hiding place of the famed freedom fighter Hereward The Wake.
Covering an area of 1,300 square miles and with a population of just 650,000 the county is mainly laid over to agrarian pursuits and indeed agriculture is by far the main financially productive activity.
Places to Visit
- Elton Hall, Elton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
- Anglesey Abbey, Lode, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
- Island Hall, Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire
- King's College, King's Parade, Cambridgeshire