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Travel Blogs from Cambridge
... Castle was our target and after circumnavigating the city centre a number of times we spotted the top of the castle on top of a hill overlooking the area. The plan was to slowly work our way towards the castle by keeping it and view and taking the streets that looked to be going in that direction but with all good plans there was a hitch. A large number of private housing estates ringed the castle and nil allowed public access so we were forced ...
... it has to be bolted together.
What other interesting titbits about Cambridge?
- The railway station was built 1.5 miles (2.5k) from the colleges as the university authorities thought it would be too tempting to the students to catch a ride to London and get into debauchery etc (what? No, never)
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... and find yourself in an alien environment, it often feels like how I would imagine a toddler must feel in the garden, finding wonder in everything that is new to you- from putting your hands in mud for the first time, to seeing your first snail. I have often felt like the children in the Narnia books, stepping out of the cupboard that is England into a world of endless beauty and wonder: where glaciers can bulldoze through mountains; deserts can get trapped in ...
... on a beautiful day. So much history here - that it was hard to take it all in. My British history is bit limited but famous names like Oliver Cromwell, Christopher Wren, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawkings, Prince Charles, Watson and Crick, and John Harvard - of Harvard University. He left some good money with the university. If I stayed here a week, I don't think I could absorb all the history that is here within this area. One interesting thing though is that ...
From York we drove south to Milton Keynes where we had a rented a flat for three nights. Once again, we were staying here because of the accommodation option, and also it was a good central point to base our drives.
We drove 280kms south through Sherwood Forest, around a number of cities - Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham and Leicester, and arrived at our home for the next three nights on the outskirts of ...