Cambridge, England, September 11-14, 2011
Places to Visit in and Around Cambridge
Cambridge Tourist Information
Information about places worth visiting in and around Cambridge can be found here
Ely and the Cathedral
Twenty minutes by train. http://visitely.eastcambs.gov.uk/ or http://www.ely.org.uk/ or http://www.elycathedral.org/ -- from here follow…vistors/a living heritage/.. to view the 'How awesome is this place' video)
Audley End House and Gardens
University of Cambridge Botanic Garden
The University's Museums
Sedgwick, Whipple, Fitzwilliam, Scott Polar, Zoology etc. http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/museums/ and http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/about/museumhistory.html
Cambridge and County Folk Museum
Grantchester - for tea?
("..stands the church clock at ten to three and is there honey still for tea?" Rupert Brooke, 1887 -1915) - walk upstream alongside the river, or hire a punt!
Scudamores Punting Company
Hiring a punt is a perfect way to see the colleges along
"The Backs" or take a more scenic route out to Grantchester for tea.
Imperial War Museum - Duxford
What to see?...well the link (here) will take you to the detail - but although the official title is the Imperial War Museum Duxford, the history of war need not be, by any means the only (or main) reason for your visit. For instance, 'Airspace' houses over thirty British and Commonwealth aircraft of the twentieth century - including Concorde 101, the British prototype that first flew in April 1969. If you have never been on board now is your chance! Definitely not to miss is the American Air Museum, an architecturally stunning new hanger housing undoubtedly the finest collection of American combat aircraft outside the USA. And much much more - see historic aircraft currently being restored, visit interactive exhibitions and displays such as 'The Battle of Britain'. Full catering facilities are available on-site.