Found in Southern Ontario, the City of Cambridge lies at the confluence of the Speed and Grand Rivers. In 2006, the population of the city is 120,371. The largest employer of the city is Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, which opened their plant in 1988. Cambridge is home to various cultural activities and events like the Mill Race Festival and the Rock the Mill music festivals. In 2011, the Laureate Medal was awarded to the city for its contribution of innovative technology which changes lives.
Cambridge is a wonderful city with three downtown areas, which feature a plethora of fun activities to do. Come, see and discover what the excitement is all about!
HOW IT BEGAN
Cambridge was officially founded in the 1970s with the merger of Galt City and the towns of Hespeler, Preston and Blair. You should know the city is different from Cambridge Township, which is also located in Ontario.
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╣Cambridge University Botanic Garden. It has over 8,000 plant species displayed in a 40-acre land since it first opened in 1846. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes, glass houses, winter garden, and mature trees in your visit with family or friends. The relaxing, fresh air in the garden will surely take stress and worries away.
╣the Christ College Gardens. It is hidden in the college area. The main attraction of the garden is the mulberry tree which was planted during the time of James I to support silk industry. It also features beehives and a bathing pool.
╣Shepreth Wildlife Park. It is perfect for animal-lovers and kids of all ages. The park is a home for tigers, monkeys, otters, reptiles, and more. Kids can enjoy feeding the animals in the zoo, stroke a creepy crawly, or play pirates with other kids. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the fascinating moments in this wildlife park.
╣Cambridge Bike Tours. It has bike rentals available so you can explore the city in a fun yet healthy way. Because Cambridge is a city of bikes and cyclists, plenty of biking activities can be done here. Cambridge Bike Tours also offers tours hosted by their friendly guides. Another establishment that rents out biking gear is Billy’s Bike & Skate Store.
╣Cambridge Lake Golf Course. It is a public golf course located around Trumpington Road. This 9-hole golf course also offers club rentals for visitors. The place is great for beginners and advanced players. The place is very popular to visitors because of its relaxed ambiance. You can get refreshments in their coffee shop after your round.
╣Finn Jordan Cambridge Spa and Beauty. For those who want to relax or get a makeover, this is the first place you have to visit. It is located in a peaceful courtyard and features a wide selection of pampering treatments. The place also ensures its visitors will leave feeling relaxed and pampered. You can get a spa treatment in the place for the whole day or even for only 30 minutes. Another establishment you should visit is Glassworks Health Club and Spa where they offer steaming rooms, facial treatments and more.
╣Ghost Tours. It is located in Market Square and offers visitors challenging, creepy tours by taking them to places that are known to be haunted or where ghostly happenings are reported. This is great for group of friends.
╣Bury St. Edmunds. The whole family can walk through its beautiful gardens, explore its brewery, and tour around the magnificent cathedral. You can find the smallest pub of the country right here at Bury St Edmunds.
╣any of the 31 attention-grabbing colleges in the city. Some of these colleges are the Downing College, Darwin College, Emmanuel College, and Clare College. Most of their colleges have cobbled courts, bridges, chapels, and gardens.
╣the Grasshopper Clock. Opened to the public in 2008, it is a fabulously terrifying clock found in Corpus’ Taylor Library. The clock’s dial is made of 24-carat gold. It’s facing King’s Paradise and is a must-see for all visitors.
╣Cambridge University Press Bookshop. This bookshop is the oldest book store in the country and has tours available for book lovers. Some of the books sold here were from the 1580s.
TOURISTS SHOULD KNOW
There are accommodations in Cambridge for people of all tastes. There are many boutique hotels, guest houses, and budget hotels with various facilities like parking and concierge services around the city. B&B as well as guest house accommodation offers big value for money without surrendering quality. If your stay in Cambridge is for business, for a wedding, or just to relax, your preferred accommodation is always available.
One of the best hotels in the city is the Hotel Felix. It is a four-star hotel that offers various facilities. They have mini bars, swimming pool, internet connection, lounge, night porter, parking area, and more. They also serve delicious foods and vegetarian diet. Pets are allowed to stay.
Bedford Lodge Hotel has 55 clean, furnished rooms. The hotel stands on a beautiful setting of fascinating landscapes and green meadows. They offer different services, including ironing service and laundry/valet service. It has a golf course, mini bar, lounge, fitness center, garden and more. Multilingual staffs are there to assist you anytime.
Rectory Cottage is a single unit great for six persons. The place is with beautiful gardens and landscapes. The house is fully furnished for a comfortable stay. They provide a pack of toiletries upon arrival of guests.
Victoria Apartments have bigger rooms for larger groups. Their apartments are well furnished, has two bedrooms, and a patio.
Other self-catering accommodations you can check out are Rosebarn Cottage, Bells Apartment, Aquarius Apartments and Cambridge Midsummer Apartments.
Highfield Farm Touring Park is the place to go if you want to camp and build bonfires. It is a well-maintained park perfect for group of friends or families who love outdoor fun and adventure.
Bed and Breakfast accommodation is perfect in The End Cottage. They provide clean, furnished rooms and serve warm, delectable breakfast. It is located at Fowlmere Road, Heydon. Visitors will truly have a comfortable stay here.