East of England Visitor Guide

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With its coastal and country landscapes, market towns and villages, and many family attractions and events, East Anglia is the perfect destination for a holiday, short break or day out. In this guide we cover how to make the most of a trip to this beautiful region...

Cambridge Leisure Park

Cambridge Leisure is home to a nine-screen

Cineworld cinema, 28-lane Tenpin bowling,

the Cambridge Junction, gym, café, wide

range of restaurants and bars. There is also

a large Travel Lodge hotel. Clifton Road.

www.cambridgeleisure.co.uk

Cambridge Museum of Technology

Based in the original sewage pumping

station the Museum exists to preserve and

exhibit material that is relevant to the

Cambridge area, either by its use or its

invention. Cheddars Lane. 01223 500652.

www.museumoftechnology.com

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

John Stevens Henslow, professor of Botany,

founded the Botanic Garden which develops

and displays over 8,000 different plant

species in 40 acres of beautiful landscaped

gardens, with many fascinating features

including a lake, glasshouses, winter garden,

rock gardens, and a superb collection of

mature trees. The garden holds nine

national collections, including Geranium and

Fritillaria. Bateman Street, 01223 336265

www.botanic.cam.ac.uk

Cambridge University Library

The University Library is a copyright library,

which holds over seven million books and

periodicals, and a million maps. The library

has an exhibition centre in which members

of the public can enjoy the riches of its

collection. Exhibitions run throughout the

year. West Road, 01223 333000.

www.lib.cam.ac.uk

Cambridge University Press Bookshop

The Cambridge University Press Bookshop

is located on the oldest bookshop site in

England. Books have been sold here since

1581. 1 Trinity Street, 01223 333333.

www.cambridge.org/about-us/visit-bookshop

Christ’s College

Founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort, whose

coat of arms and statue grace the

gatehouse. This was the college of the

famous poet John Milton and Charles

Darwin was a student here between 1828 &

1831. St Andrew’s Street, 01223 334900.

www.christs.cam.ac.uk

Christ’s Pieces

The council purchased Christ’s Pieces in

1886 from Jesus College; it covers 10 acres

and is one of the most important formal

parks in the city. Centrally located, it is

visited daily by thousands of shoppers as a

thoroughfare between the city centre and

the Grafton Centre. The seasonal display

beds are extremely colourful both during

winter and summer.

Emmanuel Road, 01223 457000.

www.cambridge.gov.uk/christs-pieces

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The architecturally stunning round church

is Cambridge’s second oldest building. The

Church of the Holy Sepulchre is one of only

four round churches in England. It is based

on the Church of the Resurrection, which was

consecrated in Jerusalem in 335.

Cambridge’s Norman round church was built

in 1130. Regular guided walks on Monday,

Saturday and Sunday. Bridge Street,

01223 311602. www.christianheritage.org.uk

Clare College

The second oldest college in Cambridge,

with the oldest surviving river bridge. The

old court is built in the renaissance style

and could easily be mistaken for a palace.

Former students include Hugh Latimer, the

Protestant reformer who was burnt at the

stake by Mary Tudor. Trinity Lane,

01223 333200. www.clare.cam.ac.uk

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi contains the finest surviving

medieval court in Cambridge. The college

is also home to the impressive Grasshopper

Clock. King’s Parade, 01223 338000.

www.corpus.cam.ac.uk

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