Cambridgeshire Off The Beaten Path

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Cambridgeshire Off The Beaten Path

  • Grantchester

    Cambridge Off The Beaten Path

    This church is just a few steps away from the tea garden " Orchard ". A graveyard is all around it, many of the tombstones are too withered to read who has been buried there. In front of the altar the floor is made by a large, beautiful mosaic, showing a pelican . This bird is an old symbol for Christianity all throughout Europe, because in...

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  • Wittgenstein's Grave

    Cambridge Off The Beaten Path

    This little burial ground with its Neogothic chapel is the final resting place for many Cambridge academics. Probably the most famous is Ludwig Wittgenstein, others include two of Charles Darwin's sons. Wittgenstein's grave is usually covered with small tokens of remembrance, like small coins or stones in the Jewish tradition. This place was even...

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  • Mill Road area pubs

    Cambridge Off The Beaten Path

    Mill Road.Seen here in the early morning,but usually busy with people and traffic.The shops,cafes,restaurants and pubs on and around Mill Road are among the best on offer and well worth a wander over this way if you're in town.Very eclectic choice to suit many tastes,up market and down.Indian,Turkish,Chinese food,Middle Eastern hookah pipe coffee...

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  • Cathedral City of Ely

    Cambridge Off The Beaten Path

    Ely Cathedral is a wonderful church inside and it has lovely stained glass. Within the Cathedral, there is a Stained Glass Museum which is woth visiting. You need to pay separately to enter the Museum. At Summer or during Spring it is even more enjoyable.

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  • Cambridge Union

    Cambridge Off The Beaten Path

    Hidden away bhind the Round Church in Cambridge is the Cambridge Union. Primarily the world famous debate society they also host a top speakers from Hollywood stars to famous artists and musicians and have an entertainment programme for students. If you are nice to the staff you can often get in to one of the events. I saw 'This House Would Pay...

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  • Castle Hill

    Cambridge Off The Beaten Path

    .....is closed off at the moment. I suspect local skateboarders have been using and eroding it. A typical Norman motte, its bailey now hidden by the council buildings, it's still worth a visit. Cambridge was originally centred on this side of the river (Roman/ early Medieval remains found) but moved to the other side when the colleges were...

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  • American Military Cemetery

    Cambridge Off The Beaten Path

    American Military Cemetary. Between Cambridge and Maddingley (only about 1 to 2 miles out of Cambridge). Here lie many of those American servicemen killed while stationed in or around Cambridge during WWII, along with those who died at sea on the Atlantic crossings - in total over 3000 graves. Also, a wall lists the some 5000 men who were lost in...

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  • Jesus Green

    Cambridge Off The Beaten Path

    It sounds like some sort of preacher, or religious person but Jesus Green is a place-name in Cambridge. It's slightly north of the city centre, near Jesus College, and is a green area for sports, relaxing, lunch, etc.

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  • Hobson's Conduit

    Cambridge Off The Beaten Path

    A visit to Hobson's Conduit on the corner of Lensfield Road and Trumpington street is worth doing, perhaps on the way to exploring the open areas past the backs. The conduit spilt up water that came into the town from hills to the south. It then ran along various channels or 'runnels', some of which can still be seen at the side of the streets in...

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  • A great museum for aircraft fans.

    If you like aeroplanes, be sure to try and get to the aircraft museum at Duxford, just south of Cambridge.It's part of the Imperial War Museum, but don't let that put you off. There's also a free bus from Cambridge! The website has lots more details.The BBC has got some great panormaic views of Duxford on the BBC Cambridgeshire website.

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  • The cathedral city of Ely

    Most people don't make it out as far as Ely, which as pity, as it's about 20 minutes away by train and has one of England's best cathedrals. It's a small place and is easy to walk around once you get there.If you're visiting Cambridge for more than a couple of days then it's worth a trip. There's a nice webcam view of the cathederal if you go to...

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  • Buckden - A village in...

    Buckden - A village in Cambridshire standing right on the A1 south of Huntingdon and close to Grafham Water. Buckden is the home of the former palace of the Bishop Of Lincoln and boasts 3 great pubs/hotels (with accomodation) in a quaint village setting. Close by is Buckden marina, on the river Great Ouse, which lnks to St. Ives and eventually Ely.

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  • Grantchester (see accompanying...

    Grantchester (see accompanying travelogue) is a lengthy punt ride (or a short drive) from Cambridge, about 4 miles away. Grantchester is a quiet village with 3 good pubs, one named after the poet Rupert Brooke, who was educated at King's College and came to be associated with the village of Grantchester.

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  • St. Ives (see accompanying...

    St. Ives (see accompanying travelogue).St. Ives is a lovely riverside market town about 15 miles from Cambridge. It was the home of Oliver Cromwell and the markets held here on Bank Holiday Mondays are amongst the largest in the country.

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  • American Military...

    American Military Cemetary.Between Cambridge and Maddingley (only about 1 to 2 miles out of Cambridge).Here lie many of those American servicemen killed while stationed in or around Cambridge during WWII, along with those who died at sea on the Atlantic crossings - in total over 3000 graves. Also, a wall lists the some 5000 men who were lost in...

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  • For the free-spirits amongst...

    For the free-spirits amongst us, you may wish to coincide your visit with the Strawberry Fair. This event has been going on for the past 25 years and it's really the highlight of the entire year. Booze.... Dancing.... Music.... Enjoy yourselves since admission is FREE of charge!! It's basically like a 1-day festival with loads of people there.

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  • Cambridge is a superb place......

    Cambridge is a superb place... mainly because it is only 15 miles south of Britain's finest city, ELY. Ah, Ely is truly a paradise..... an oasis of excellence. It is the Nexus. And everyone who lives there seems to be soooo enlightened! Photo Below: The beautiful ELY CATHEDRAL here in the town of ELY.

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  • Cambridge is not that big and...

    Cambridge is not that big and has a very nice countryside around the town. So if you stay longer then a few days in the univerCity, then go out into the environment by following the river Cam.

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  • You should take time to visit...

    You should take time to visit the colleges in Cambridge. (Note that some colleges charge for admission, particularly during the summer months. Colleges are also places of study so there may be times when you will not be able to visit.)

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  • Walking tours of the City and...

    Walking tours of the City and Colleges leave the Tourist Information centre daily throughout the year. Walks last about two hours and are led by qualified 'Blue Badge' guides.

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  • Punts on the River: Punt the...

    Punts on the River: Punt the boat yourself or you may prefer to take advantage of a chauffeurpunt. Punts are available at the Mill Pool approached from Silver Street or Mill Lane.

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  • If you're at all interested in...

    If you're at all interested in aviation or in the history of warfare then you should consider visiting the Imperial War Museum which is located at Duxford Airfield. Duxford is eight miles south of Cambridge and is easily reached from Cambridge via the M11. There is also a free shuttle bus service from Cambridge to the museum. The museum houses a...

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  • As I was stumbling around...

    As I was stumbling around Granchester churchyard one day, I came across this gravestone. It marks the grave of one William Jauncey. About half the inscription is legible and it reads 'Sacred to the memory of William Jauncey, of the city of New York in the United States of America and fellow commener of St John's College, Cambridge. He died November...

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  • well, probably I should have...

    well, probably I should have put all the pics of this page under 'off the beaten path' but at least they are of well known streets of the town while this is of a back street I was just curious to see where it brought...

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  • Leper Chapel.Newmarket...

    Leper Chapel.Newmarket Road.It was the chapel of a leper hospital that earned much of its income from running a huge fair on Stourbridge Common - permission first granted by King John circa 1200

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  • The Round Chapel.St. Andrew's...

    The Round Chapel.St. Andrew's Street (next to the Lion Yard shopping precinct.It is still one of the Original Medieval Churches in Cambridge.

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  • You can climb the tower of...

    You can climb the tower of Great St Mary's church in the market square to get good views of Cambridge. This is one looking down on the market.

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  • Duxford Imperial War Museum. ...

    Duxford Imperial War Museum. Just saw this from the motorway on the way to Cambridge but it looked good. 180 aircraft on show including biplanes, spitfires, concorde, and gulf war jets. You can also see Tanks and artillery on display. Admission is about £7 but for more information, see the museum website.

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  • Joe,Tom,and Cindy are my...

    Joe,Tom,and Cindy are my teachers at the Brunel University where I had two week long lesson.They took us to Cambridge.

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  • The American Cemetary down...

    The American Cemetary down Madingley Road. About a 15 minute drive out of town.

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  • A normal Cambridge residential...

    A normal Cambridge residential street. The building on the left (you can just see a window) is where I used to live.

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  • The Bumps - or rowing to...

    The Bumps - or rowing to everyone else. Have to be there at the right time of year, as these races are only on for a week or so, and it's quite a trek out to where the river is wide enough.

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  • Ely Cathederal - Suberb...

    Ely Cathederal - Suberb example of English 12th Century cathederal.... about 20-30 drive north of Cambridge, and dominates the surrounding flat countryside....free entrance (although they ask for voluntary donations)

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