One of our favourite destinations in the United Kingdom, the city of Cambridge is surprisingly vibrant for a bastion of academia.

Sitting on the banks of the River Cam in eastern England, the city is probably best known for its prestigious university that dates to 1209.

But there’s a lot more to the heart of Cambridgeshire than just the stately old university with its Kings College chapel and the closely associated high technology industries that gained international significance.

Today, we feature a selection of stunning Cambridge scenes:

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Spring on the river Cam

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Cambridge University architecture

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Kings College chapel

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Homerton College

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Wooden bridge

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Chapel, Queens College

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Keeping Cambridge green

Cambridge is situated about 50 miles (80 kilometres) north-east of London via the M11 motorway.

Fast trains run to Cambridge Station from London King’s Cross.

The journey takes between 50 minutes and an hour and a half. There are also frequent trains from London Liverpool Street Station

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