Anglesey Abbey: 6 miles northeast at Lode. A 13th century abbey with wonderful gardens extending to around 100 acres (40ha).
Audley End House: 14 miles southeast, near Saffron Walden. Historic Jacobean mansion set in Capability Brown parkland with magnificent Adam rooms.
Botanic Gardens: forty acres (16ha) of wonderful gardens, second only to Kew in terms of national importance
Christ's College: one of the first examples of Classical architecture in Cambridge
Clare College: with its beautiful gardens next to the river and the Wren Library
Corpus Christi College: its library contains an outstanding collection of rare books and manuscripts
Downing College: set in spacious grounds in the centre of town
Ely Cathedral: 16 miles north of Cambridge. A magnificent Norman cathedral, one of England's finest
Emmanuel College: attended by John Harvard whose legacy founded America's first university.
The Fitzwilliam Museum: one of the first public picture galleries, which houses a collection of international significance
The Folk Museum: which provides a glimpse of domestic and working life from 17th to early 20th centuries
Gonville & Caius: where William Harvey, who arrived in 1593, discovered the circulation of the blood
Imperial War Museum: at Duxford, 13 miles southwest, the largest collection of historic aircraft in the UK, based on a former Battle of Britain airfield
Jesus College: the College chapel is the oldest college building in Cambridge
Kettle's Yard: left to the University in 1966, has works by Alfred Wallis, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Henry Moore, Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, and Christopher Wood
King's College: its Chapel is one of the finest Gothic buildings in Europe. It took 70 years to complete and has the largest fan vault ceiling in the world.
Magdalene College: the famous diarist Samuel Pepys was at Magdalene and he left his entire library to the College
American Military Cemetery: at Madingley, 4 miles west of the City. A moving memorial to the great sacrifices made during World War II
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropologywith exhibits from all over the world tracing the evolution of mankind
Museum of Classical Archaeology: one of the finest and most extensive collections of casts from Greek and Roman sculpture
Museum of Zoology: the entire animal kingdom is represented here in fossils, skeletons and preserved specimens
The Old Schools: the first teaching buildings of the university which date back to the 14th century
Pembroke College: its chapel was the first work ever completed by Sir Christopher Wren
Peterhouse: the first Cambridge college, founded in 1284, has produced many notable engineers and physicists
The Round Church: one of five surviving round churches in Britain which commemorate the original Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
St Catharine's College: founded in 1473 and dedicated to the patron saint of scholars
St John's College: the College buildings stand on both sides of the river and are connected by the well-known Bridge of Sighs
Scott Polar Research Institute: the world's leading polar archive with diaries, letters, sketches, photographs, relics, clothing and equipment from many polar explorations
Sedgwick Museum of Geology: a collection only second in importance to that of the Natural History Museum in London
The Senate House: the formal meeting place of the Council of the Senate, the governing body of the University, where degree awards ceremonies take place
Sidney Sussex College: which dates from the 16th-17th centuries. Oliver Cromwell was at Sidney Sussex. His skull was returned to the College and buried in a secret place in the chapel in 1960
Trinity College: the largest of the colleges in Cambridge or Oxford, founded by Henry V111 in 1546
Trinity Hall: known as the 'lawyers college', has a well-preserved Elizabethan library and the smallest college chapel in Cambridge
Whipple Museum of the History of Science: has a fascinating collection of early scientific instruments from the 14th century to the 19th
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