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About Cambridge Centre
Cambridge's history dates back from the 1st century BC, it was then occupied by the Romans who left in AD 400, leaving room for the Saxons who took over the land, followed by the Vikings in 875. In 1068, during the reign of William of Normandy, the city's name became Grentabrige or Cantebrigge, after the river Granta.
The representative spot of Cambridge is the University, which was first built in 1209, by some students who ran away from Oxford and decided to have their own study place. In 1284, Peterhouse college, which still exists, was built and thus became the oldest college. Then, in 1446, during Henry VI's reign, the construction of King's College Chapel began at it was finished in 1515, during the reign of Henry VIII. Over the time, the University brought together some of the world's greatest minds such as Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking, people who were awarded more Nobel Prizes than the students of any other university in the entire Universe.
Today, Cambridge is both an historic, university city and an excellence centre of technology and science. It is a cosmopolitan city with impressive old and new architectural buildings, keeping its medieval aspect on the streets, bridges and gardens.
Also, Cambridge can offer you a large number of shopping centres, bars, pubs, restaurants and many other attractions such as museums and galleries, therefore if you are planning a trip to the beautiful city, make sure you have more than one day for visiting!
Facts & Short history of Cambridge Uk▸ Cambridge is a university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire, England.
▸ Cambridge is well known as the home of the University of Cambridge, one of the world's premier universities.
▸ Although the city is one of the most crowded in the entire England, it is quite small, covering an area of 44.7 square miles for the city and the district, with a population of about 130.000 people, in the urban area, in 2008.