A county which combines culture, shopping, restaurants and good schools with rural living, great heritage and easy links to the capital
At its heart is the city of Cambridge. World famous for its university, this small, friendly city is full of stately architecture and green parks, with something different to discover around every corner.
The River Cam winds its way sedately through the city, with traditional punts gliding serenely around the sights, and rowing teams in training sweeping powerfully through the water. Its wide selection of independent shops and national brands means Cambridge is a draw for quality shopping, and people seeking cultural enlightenment love the wide range of museums, theatres and galleries which are dotted about the city.
The rest of Cambridgeshire is a pleasant mix of unspoilt countryside and market towns and villages. It’s a flat part of the country, so you can enjoy big skies and views that stretch to the distant horizon. The city of Ely, with its world-famous cathedral, is in the north of the county, while in the west are the Fens, one of the most distinctive areas of Britain. It’s ideal for nature lovers, with many reserves, woodlands and waterways to enjoy.
The south of Cambridge is cycling and walking country; where miles of quiet roads meander through pretty countryside, and the gentle gradients allow for easy travelling.
Getting around Cambridgeshire by road is easy; the A10, A1(M), A14 and A11 all giving access to surrounding counties and London. Rail links are strong as well, both Ely and Cambridge stations link directly to Kings Cross and Liverpool Street, as well as Norwich, Ipswich, Peterborough, Birmingham and Stansted Airport. Ely also has direct train services to Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool and other major cities, as well as the Cambridge Science Park, a renowned centre of innovation and technology.
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