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East Anglia Travel Guide

Cambridge

With the spires of its university buildings framed by towering trees and expansive meadows, its medieval streets and passages enhanced by gardens and riverbanks, the city of Cambridge is among the loveliest in England. The city predates the Roman occupation of Britain, but there's confusion over exactly how the university was founded. The most widely accepted story is that it was established

in 1209 by a pair of scholars from Oxford, who left their university in protest over the wrongful execution of a colleague for murder.

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