Day 3. A walk from Cambridge to Grantchester

It was our final day in Cambridge but as our train home wasn't until 5.00 p.m. we still had ample time to explore.  After gathering our belongings together we left our bags at the hotel for safekeeping and then wandered down the now familiar Hills Road into the city centre for some breakfast. As it …

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Day 2. A day in Ely

We planned to spend the day in Ely which is one of the smallest cathedral cities in England.  Located just 15 miles from Cambridge, trains are frequent taking only 15 minutes with fares as low as £2.30 for an adult off-peak return. Ely's imposing cathedral dominates the city's skyline and it took us around 10 …

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Day 1. A weekend in Cambridge

We had arrived in Cambridge by train the previous evening and checked into the nearby Cambridge Central Travelodge a short stroll away.  The hotel overlooks the central plaza of the Cambridge Leisure Park where there are several places to eat, plus two small supermarkets meaning that we didn't need to venture into the centre that …

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Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

One wintry weekend we decided to visit the Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve in East Anglia.  It's one of Britain's oldest nature reserves and it has been owned by the National Trust since 1899.  My husband is a keen ornithologist, so equipped with binoculars and hiking boots we drove to the Cambridgeshire Fens. As we approached the …

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Cambridge and its Colleges

An opportunity to visit Cambridge as my husband had a business meeting there recently.  I've only been to this university city a couple of times and its many years since my last visit.  We parked our car at Homerton College where the meeting was taking place so I started my tour of the Colleges here. …

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