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Cambridge is the county town of Cambridgeshire in England and is home to Cambridge University. The city is situated on the River Cam and is about 50 miles North of London. Cambridge became an important trading city during Roman and Viking times and there is archaeological evidence that dates back to the Bronze Age. The modern city of Cambridge was actually founded in 875 when Eastern England was taken over by the Danes. A fortified town was then designed by the Danes, known as a burgh and this is where the word borough comes from today. It has been stated that the present day Cambridge is “perhaps the only true university town in England”. Cambridge University was set up in 1209 and can be seen on the city’s skyline. The university students make up a lot of the Cambridge population. University and college buildings make up the majority of the superb features of architecture in the city. There is lots to see and do in Cambridge including: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University Botanic Garden, King’s College Chapel, Bridge of Sighs and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, to name but a few.  It is a city that offers something for everyone in terms of architecture, history, culture and tradition. 

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