With its world-class university, clutch of ancient colleges and love for punting, Cambridge shares many similarities with its Oxfordshire counterpart. But with more green space and less traffic, this city is a more tranquil affair. A walking tour of the university is a must, but don’t ignore the town itself – there’s plenty going on there.
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The university colleges are the highlight, with Corpus Christi, Clare College, King’s College and Christ’s College being the most popular. Once you’ve had your fill of academia, a punting trip along the River Cam is a lovely way to see the city. On a summer’s day, a picnic on the Backs is highly enjoyable.
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Trains from London Kings Cross run several times an hour, with a journey time of about 45 minutes. It takes about 90 minutes to drive to Cambridge from central London.
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