The town of Cambridge is an example of stunning architecture in England. Following their invasion, the Anglo-Saxons calls their settlements Grantebrycge. It’s this name Cambridge derives from. During the Roman and Viking times, Cambridge was a trading spot. Like many other places in the UK, the architectural landscape is from medieval heritage. The town expanded rapidly during the Victorian Era. It’s very touristic city in the UK as well but nothing compared to London. Visiting Cambridge was a relaxing and peaceful experience. It’s one of my favourite cities in the UK. I found Going to Cambridge is about an hour journey by train from Liverpool Street station in London.

The University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is the main landmark of the city. It’s one of the most famous, prestigious and oldest university in the world! It’s actually the third oldest University still in operation today. It attracts many visitors every year. The University includes 31 semi-autonomous constituents colleges and 150 academic departments. Founded in 1209 after the arrival of scholars who left Oxford for Cambridge. Before it’s founding, the University of Cambridge was already an intellectual spot for scholars and Monks. Through history, the University got students who later became famous to influence history. People like Oliver Cromwell, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking studied there. The most famous building the King’s college Chapel. The construction spanned the 15th and 16th Centuries between 1446 and 1515.

Punting Tour

The river Cam is the main river flowing there. Since the beginning of the 20th Century punts, we introduced on the river. People can explore the scenery of the University and the architecture in the city in a different angle during the navigation in the heart of the city. It’s like a piece of Venice there! People can punt themselves or having different options like private or shared tours. I’m assuming it’s enjoyable during a sunny day. To relate my experience, I was scared ounce on board the punt would capsize, so I jumped up before starting lol.

The Cambridge Central Mosque

The Cambridge Central Mosque is Europe’s first eco-friendly Mosque. Construction started in 2016 to be completed in 2019. The designer was Keith Critchlow who was an expert in Islamic arts. Keith played an important role in the restauration of the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Visiting it was a privilege for me, as I love Islamic arts and contemplating the traditional Islamic art merged with Western art. This Mosque is also a place of teachings and interfaith dialogue. The Mosque amazed me in all aspects either architectural or the activities.

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