The sheer beauty of the city’s colleges and riverside setting; national and international treasures, displayed in a ‘family’ of museums whose scope and scholarship is second to none; literary links and stunning film and TV locations; idyllic days by the river; shops with real character; music and drama ranging from candlelit evensong in college chapels to Shakespeare in the park.
What to do when you are in the UK
Cambridge and the surrounding area hold an unrivalled reputation for being a centre of excellence both in learning and ambience. The name Cambridge instantly summons breathtaking images – the Backs carpeted with spring flowers, King’s College Chapel, punting on the river Cam and of course the calm of the historic college buildings plus a wide range of attractions, museums, hotels, restaurants and public houses.
In 597 Augustine came to Canterbury, to convert the region back to Christianity. In recognition UNESCO granted world heritage status to part of the city, including, St Martin’s Church, St Augustine’s Abbey and the cathedral. The Norman cathedral still dominates the skyline as you approach Canterbury; giving 21st-century visitors the same sense of awe as their medieval counterparts.
A short break destination combining 1,000 years of history, contemporary shopping and fine dining, with sports, leisure activities and events. The home to 13 attractions including Windsor Castle, Eton College, Changing of the Guard & LEGOLAND Windsor.