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The City of Cambridge has long been regarded as a centre of excellence; there has been a settlement on the banks of the River Cam for nearly two thousand years, and in the 13th century the University was established, with the founding of the first College, Peterhouse.

Today, the city is a jewel of architecture and atmosphere, shared and enjoyed by visitors, students and residents alike. Cambridge retains the ambience of a bustling market town despite the academic and technological achievements it is renowned for.

Visitors to Cambridge can enjoy guided tours of the famous colleges, punting along the river Cam, shopping , museums , eating out and lots more. Around Cambridge the countryside is gently and quietly dramatic, with medieval towns and cities - for example, Ely , with it's magnificent Cathedral , and pretty villages with charming pubs , gardens , and historic houses . The region is ideal for touring , walking or cycling holidays.

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Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds - Alexander Graham Bell
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