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Cambridge is a large linguistic center of England. It attracts tourists by elegant architecture style and wide choice of tourist routes. The number of sights here is so big that it’s hard even to number them all, while visiting all museums and galleries of Cambridge is nearly impossible.
Cambridge is a cozy campus town that can, however, offer many quality dining options. Here tourists can easily find a restaurant that will perfectly fit not only their eating habits, but … Open
The local Botanic Garden is the best place for peaceful and silent rest. Here you can see the widest choice of plants, many of which were brought to England from exotic countries. Magnificent stone gardens, hothouses, lakes and water gardens simply stun by their fascinating look. You should also consider visiting the most multifunctional facility of the town – Wolfson College. A beautiful square is located around this attractive building. Here you can also see students of different nationalities. The very center of the city is the place for Senate House. This is a beautiful ancient building in baroque style, the building of which was finished in 1730. Today the building is used to keep various ceremonies and events. Zoological Museum remains one of the most popular cultural centers of Cambridge. This is a truly unusual building, the entrance of which is decorated with a giant skeleton of a whale. The collection of the exhibits was started by Charles Darwin. After his death the collection was greatly expanded and new items were added. Castle Hill is another attractive place for walking. This is a small village hidden in mountains. Here you can get acquainted with the lifestyle of local people and, of course, buy memorable hand-made souvenirs.
Besides this you can always visit Cambridge Museum of Technology, Little St. Mary’s Church, Antique Archeology Museum, Anthropology and Archeology Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum, as well as numerous galleries, exhibition centers and theaters. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Without a doubt, numerous colleges have brought world-wide popularity to this town. However, the list of attractions of Cambridge is not limited to educational facilities only. The … Open
Among the most unusual attractions of the city is worth noting the Corpus Clock, fixed on the facade of Corpus Christi College. At first glance this original building can barely be recognized as a clock. This is a large gold-plated disc on which there are no usual minute or hour hands. The hands of the clock were replaced with special holes in the disc. The exact time for these original watches can be determined by unusual illumination. The author of these unusual watches is the college graduate John C. Taylor. He asserts that the special mechanism of the watch can work without any additional intervention for 250 years.
Another important symbol of the city is the Kam River. A walk along its banks also promises to be unforgettable. On the banks of the river, there are many beautiful old buildings. While walking, you can see pedestrian bridges across the river, which were built over a hundred years ago. On the bank of the river there are several buildings of Cambridge University, which are also outstanding architectural monuments.
Beautiful gardens and parks remain one of the main advantages of Cambridge. These are ideal places for sports and entertainment, for private recreation and picnics. The botanic garden of … Open
The city has preserved unique religious sites, among which the Ramsey Abbey deserves special attention. It was founded in 969. Originally, 80 monks lived in the monastery. In the middle of the 12th century, the monks from these places were banished by the conqueror, Geoffrey de Mandeville. He converted the abbey into a fortress and from here made raids of nearby villages. Subsequently, the historical building housed one of the largest libraries in the city. Some unique manuscripts and books are kept in the walls of the abbey even now. Currently, parts of the surviving historical buildings are the buildings of one of the colleges.
Inspiration An interesting architectural monument is the Church of all Saints, a vivid example of the neo-Gothic style. The construction of the church began in 1863 and lasted seven years. It was built on the ruins of a deserted monastery of the 11th century. Despite the fact that the church did not lose its important religious significance, it is actively used for art exhibitions and social events. The main feature of the church is a unique interior decoration. Its visitors can admire the skilful patterns and stained glass windows, as well as the unique decoration of the walls, on which fragments of texts from the Holy Scriptures are applied.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Cambridge
♥   Castle 'Walden Castle' , 21.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Clare Castle' , 33.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bishop’s Stortford Castle' , 36.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hedingham Castle' , 39.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bedford Castle' , 41 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Cambridge
♥   Park 'Queen Elizabeth II' , 74 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Cambridge and around
♥   Art museum 'Fitzwilliam Museum' Cambridge (UK), 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Kettle s Yard' Cambridge (UK), 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Ivy House

From the series “Unique Living Houses”
The article pointed out that in recent years the house was in disrepair and needed care. It was also told that ivy, which has fully braided facade of the building, wasn’t cut for more than 20 years. Even more, the house is so merged with the surrounding nature, that a tree started to sprout through the kitchen floor. Today, the spectacular old building looks much more attractive than before sale. The new owner expects to resell it for a sum of several times the amount of the purchase. Hederated homes and bridges are not very rare for the UK, but only the Ivy House located in Chelmsford has gained the worldwide fame. … Read further
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