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Interesting Information and Facts on Cambridgeshire
- Cambridgeshire is full of cities, and not many counties can boast having three within their borders. Cities are usually classified as a town that has a cathedral which is how Ely is a city. We’ve also got Peterborough which also has a beautiful cathedral. Cambridge, however, is a city but doesn’t have a cathedral. It only got its city charter in 1951, but has technically been a town since the 12th century.
- Cambridgeshire is located in the East of England, conveniently close to both the Midlands region and the London and South East region. Prominent towns in the area include the historic city of Cambridge, Ely, Peterborough and St Ives.
- Cambridge is Cambridgeshires most famous city, ( though this may be argued against by Peterborough residents) and is well known for Cambridge University. Cambridge is a compact city includes a number of attractions, further out in the Cambridgeshire countryside visitors can see the best of the English countryside and a number of charming small towns and villages.
- Local Cambridgeshire attractions for visitors to explore include Cambridge University & colleges including Trinity College, Primavera, Fitzwilliam Museum, Peterborough Cathedral, Oliver Cromwell’s House and Ely Cathedral. There are a number of historic buildings, castles, museums and galleries for visitors to explore in the area
- Cambridge is located on the River Cam approximately fifty five miles north of London and forty three miles South East from Peterborough. The population of Cambridge is about 125,000 people, as of September 2020. The city covers a total area of sixteen square miles).
- The Old Ferryboat Inn at Holywell near St Ives has been serving alcohol since at least 560AD, making it (very difficult to prove with so many such claims others dispute the honour) the oldest inn still in use in Britain? It hosts a pretty ancient ghost too, the spirit of a girl Juliet whose death in 1050 is commemorated by a stone slab in the bar floor – the pub expanded over the site of her grave it seems
- At 9 feet below sea level Holme Fen, 6 miles south of Peterborough, is the lowest point in Britain
- The third largest reservoir in England is Grafham Water near St Neots. Work started on the project in 1962, the reservoir was made by building a dam at the end of a valley, it has a shoreline that stretches for about 10 miles.