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Trains to Cambridge

It may surprise visitors, and residents, to learn that Cambridge was only granted city status in 1951, despite the fact that its famous University was founded in 1209, and people have lived here since the first century AD. With the beautiful King's College Chapel and pretty green spaces including Midsummer Common and Parker's Piece, the city is a delight to visit at any time of the year.

Popular train routes to Cambridge

London to Cambridge
Stansted Mountfitchet to Cambridge
Norwich to Cambridge
Nottingham to Cambridge
Peterborough to Cambridge
Birmingham to Cambridge
Ely to Cambridge
Kings Lynn to Cambridge

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Visiting Cambridge

Cambridge University's Fitzwilliam Museum is free to enter, and with famous 19th century European artworks, Egyptian mummies, and vast collection of ceramics, it's got plenty to see in a relatively small space.

When it comes to dining, there are a few traditional -and tasty- English places to eat, including Fitzbillies Bakery and The Copper Kettle on the Market Square. While in Cambridge, a session of punting on the Cam followed by a pint in a riverside pub is essentially obligatory.

King's College Chapel is the undeniable architectural gem of Cambridge, and if you're willing to queue up on Christmas Eve the televised Carols from King's service is free to enter for the public. As for transport, if you're staying any length of time then a bike rental is an excellent idea.

Trains to Cambridge run extremely frequently, with the "Cambridge Cruiser" reaching Kings Cross in just 45 minutes, meaning that the quaint fenland city is easy to reach on a day trip from the capital. Trains also run to Liverpool Street.  

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