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Cambridge (/ˈkeɪmbrɪdʒ/ KAYM-brij) is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, on the River Cam approximately 55 miles (89 km) north of London. At the United Kingdom Census 2011, the population of the Cambridge built-up area (which is larger than the remit of Cambridge City Council) was 158,434 including 29,327 students. Cambridge became an important trading centre during the Roman and Viking ages, and there is archaeological evidence of settlement in the area as early as the Bronze Age. The first town charters were granted in the 12th century, although modern city status was not officially conferred until 1951.
The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209. The buildings of the university include King's College Chapel, Cavendish Laboratory, and the Cambridge University Library, one of the largest legal deposit libraries in the world. The city's skyline is dominated by several college buildings, along with the spire of the Our Lady and the English Martyrs Church, and the chimney of Addenbrooke's Hospital. Anglia Ruskin University, which evolved from the Cambridge School of Art and the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology, also has its main campus in the city.
Cambridge is at the heart of the high-technology Silicon Fen with industries such as software and bioscience and many start-up companies born out of the university. Over 40 per cent of the workforce have a higher education qualification, more than twice the national average. The Cambridge Biomedical Campus, one of the largest biomedical research clusters in the world includes the headquarters of AstraZeneca, a hotel, and the relocated Royal Papworth Hospital.
The first game of association football took place at Parker's Piece. The Strawberry Fair music and arts festival and Midsummer Fair are held on Midsummer Common, and the annual Cambridge Beer Festival takes place on Jesus Green. The city is adjacent to the M11 and A14 roads. Cambridge station is less than an hour from London King's Cross railway station.
Newmarket in Suffolk is the home of horseracing. It was once the sporting playground for royalty and is now home to over 3000 horses and boasts two racecourses. The racecourses host two of the five British Classic Races plus countless race days and the July Festival, one of the most glamourous events in the racing calendar. With Discover Newmarket you can go behind the scenes and be part of some of racing’s sacred and cultural institutions; the Jockey Club Rooms, Tattersalls – the world’s oldest auction house, trainers’ yards, The National Stud and the famed gallops. Tours for groups and individuals run all year round. Public tour dates are available with an option for you to design your own bespoke tour. Another of Newmarket’s top attractions is Palace House. This fantastic site is the home of the National Horse Racing Museum, as well as being the flagship home of the Retraining of Racehorses charity. This venue sits in the remains of King Charles II and was named Suffolk Museum of the Year in 2017 and they offer up a variety of exciting exhibitions throughout the year and it is also home to the fantastic on-site restaurant The Tack Room. Some of Newmarket’s attractions are best experienced in the mornings on a Discover Newmarket tour . Watch the town come to life as the riders put their equine colleagues through their paces on the Training Grounds or go behind-the-scenes in the historic stable yards.
There’s also plenty to do in Newmarket after dark, including excellent bars and restaurants, après racing parties at Newmarket Racecourses, and Newmarket Nights, a series of concerts after racing in the summer.
When looking for a hotel in Newmarket you’ll find lots of choice. But no matter where you stay, the excitement of life in Newmarket will be unforgettable.
Sudbury (/ˈsʌdbəri/, locally /ˈsʌbəri/) is a market town in Suffolk, England, on the River Stour near the Essex border, 60 miles (97 km) north-east of London. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 13,063. It is the largest town in the Babergh local government district and part of the South Suffolk constituency.
Sudbury was an Anglo-Saxon settlement from the end of the 8th century, and its market was established in the early 11th century. Its textile industries prospered in the Late Middle Ages, the wealth of which funded many of its buildings and churches. The town became notable for its art in the 18th century, being the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough, whose landscapes offered inspiration to John Constable, another Suffolk painter of the surrounding Stour Valley area. The 19th century saw the arrival of the railway with the opening of a station on the historic Stour Valley Railway, and Sudbury railway station forms the current terminus of the Gainsborough Line. In World War II, US Army Air Forces bombers operated from RAF Sudbury.
Today, Sudbury retains its status as a market town with a twice-weekly market in the town centre in front of St Peter's Church, which is now a local community point for events such as concerts and exhibitions. In sport, the town has a semi-professional football club, A.F.C. Sudbury, which competes at the seventh level of the football pyramid. Once a busy and important river port the last industrial building on the riverside in Sudbury has been converted into the town's Quay Theatre. The River Stour Trust, formed in 1968, has its headquarters in Sudbury, and a purpose built visitor centre located at Cornard Lock. The trust operates electric-powered boats from the Granary in Quay Lane, to Great Henny, a few miles downstream. Each September, the 24 mi (39 km) stretch of the River Stour hosts hundreds of canoe and small boat enthusiasts in a weekend event called Sudbury to the Sea, which finishes at Cattawade.
St Peter's Church, Sudbury a former church crowning the top of the Market Hill in the centre of Sudbury is now used as a cultural venue for live music and other performances, art exhibitions, and markets. St Peter's is currently in the delivery phase of a major regeneration project to conserve and refurbish the building, led by The Churches Conservation Trust.
Valley Walk cycle route and footpath, starts at the Sudbury water meadows and continues along the disused railway track, finishing close to Long Melford Country Park, and then connects to Melford Walk.
Commencing in 2006 the town has hosted the charity fundraising pop music festival, Leestock.
Children's author Dodie Smith lived near to Sudbury, and part of her famous novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians, which inspired the Disney film One Hundred and One Dalmatians, takes place in the town including St Peter's Church.
Mersea is the UK’s most Easterly inhabited island with a population of just under 7000. The island’s peaceful atomsphere, traditional fishing village community and beautiful views across the Blackwater Estuary make Mersea the ideal choice for holidays, family days out and a place where many decide to settle down to enjoy the quality of life that living on Mersea Island brings. There is a rich history on Mersea Island which can be seen at the local, Mersea Museum. Over many hundreds of years, Mersea has gained a vast array of sites and stories of historical and cultural interest. There is evidence of a pre-Roman settlement on the Island and there has been frequent reports of sightings of a roman centurion crossing the Strood Channel at night. The Parish Church in West Mersea Village is of Anglo-Saxon Origin and was later rebuilt after destruction by Norse raiders in 894. The Reverend S.Baring-Gould was rector of East Mersea Church from 1871-1881. Baring-Gould was a talented historian, poet, archaologist and hymn writer amongst other talents during his life and as an author, his novels at one time outnumbered those by any other author in the British Museum Library. One of his earliest novels, Mehalah: A Story of the Salt Marshes, is beleived to be set on Mersea Island with the characters based on observations of neighbours and local residents during his time on Mersea Island. Reverend Baring-Gould was also the Author of well known Hymn ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’ which is still sung by congregations today.
There is plenty to do on Mersea Island for all of the family with activities from young children to those looking for a peaceful way to pass the time.
The Island’s stunning countryside and Estuary views are a great place to take a walk. The round the island walk is a popular 13 mile challenge which will take around 3 hours for seasoned walkers or is a great day out for families with slightly older children who are looking for a day of exercise and maybe a picnic along the way. Dogs enjoy walking in the countryside and are welcome all year round on the island’s beaches and public rights of way. Those looking for a less challenging walk can can choose from several starting points around the island to enjoy a walk to suit their family. From Beach to farmland, there is something to suit everyone. Cudmore Grove country park at the far point of East Mersea is great place to spend time walking the dog or flying kites. The adjoining beach is sandy and gives access to the Mersea Stone, the launching point for the foot ferry to St Osyth & Brightlighsea. Others may enjoy a stroll along the fishing village area of West Mersea with plenty of places to stop and eat or enjoy a drink whils taking in the sea air.
Mersea Island is the perfect coastal location and the ideal place to spend time in Essex. Only 10 miles from popular Military town Colchester and with excellent transport links to London, Mersea Island is a great place to visit at any time of the year.
Frinton-on-Sea, Essex is a small coastal town just two miles away from Walton-on-the-Naze. It has a reputation for being an old-fashioned, exclusive resort and the beach and esplanade are much quieter and secluded compared to other seaside towns. Nevertheless, there are still many things to do in Frinton-on-Sea. The word ‘Frinton’ appears in the Domesday Book of 1086, appearing as ‘Frientuna’, meaning an enclosed town or settlement. Before the boom of the seaside town in the late Victorian era, there wasn’t much going on in Frinton-on-Sea, apart from a church and a few farms and cottages.
The industrialist Richard Powell Cooper rejected plans for a pier to be put in place, and also restricted boarding houses and pubs, emphasising the need for quality housing. However, during the late 19th century the town went under several developments, including the addition of a golf course, a lido, hotels and housing.
Frinton-on-Sea drew in upper class visitors including the Prince of Wales and Winston Churchill. Today, Frinton-on-Sea still retains that 1920s atmosphere. The tree-lined avenues, Victorian beach huts and elegant Esplanade are a reminder of the days when it was a favourite destination for prominent figures. If you’re looking for a clean, quiet beach that isn’t full of attractions, Frinton Beach is the place to go. The wide, sandy beach has remained uncommercialised and is perfect for a peaceful family friendly getaway. There is a wide promenade adjacent to the beach, lined with colourful old-fashioned beach huts. If you don’t fancy getting sand in your lunch, head to the Greensward, a broad grassy area perfect for picnics. Although Frinton-on-Sea may be less busy compared with other seaside resorts, it isn’t short of watersport activities. The Walton and Frinton Yacht Club is an RYA Training Centre and has all the facilities you need for watersports. Whether you want to go dinghying, canoeing or cruising, the centre offers training courses and equipment hire. The centre also has a bar and restaurant where you can grab some food after a long day on the water. Connaught Avenue was once nicknamed East Anglia’s Bond Street and is a good place to find boutiques and independent shops. If you love antiques and trinkets, head to No 24 Art Deco & Antiques. Transport yourself back to a different era as you browse through the large collection of art deco goods. For something a little different, Great Danes offers some fantastic gift ideas. It specialises in Danish designed products and ranges from indoor and outdoor homeware, to jewellery and accessories. There is also a great kids section with unique toys. Princes Theatre was constructed in 1931, the impressive, purpose-built theatre sits inside the Grade II listed building of Clacton Town Hall. Situated in the town centre, the building is a hub of entertainment for Clacton-on-Sea. Now staging over 150 shows, seminars, exhibitions, meetings, weddings & events per year, making this a great venue to visit.
East Coast Distillery – Tide’s Fortune is a Dry Gin crafted in small batches and infused with a range of traditional botanicals including whole juniper berries alongside the very best in local coastal botanicals. The Sea Buckthorn adds a piquant citrus taste and the locally foraged Sea Purslane really captures the spirit of the sea. Short free tours are available on Saturdays. You will be shown around, introduced to their botanicals, processes and of course Monty the still. You also have the chance to try some free tastings too. Why not make the most of the fresh sea air and take a walk along the Essex coast. The Frinton to Walton Walk is an easy promenade walk between Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze. It’s only two miles long and takes you past the Clock Tower and the sea wall before arriving at Walton. Take it a little further and head inland to Walton Mere and take the footpath along the water.