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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Folk Festival

Headliners at the Cambridge Folk Festival have included Laura Marling, Chris Wood and Richard Thompson, among many others. Many famous names have been in the line-up over the years, including The Levellers, k.d lang, Joan Baez, Elvis Costello and Joe Strummer.

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The Corn Exchange

The Corn Exchange is a venue for music, comedy and entertainment but, as its name suggests, it was not always that way. The building began its life in 1875 as a corn exchange, where cereal grains could be traded. It was designed by local architect Richard Reynolds Rowe after he won the right to do so in a competition. The building was also to be used for entertainment events.

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Cambridge Museums

It would be difficult not to soak up some culture during a visit to Cambridge. The city and all its historical buildings is a living history lesson, but it is also packed full of museums; most of these are within walking distance of each other in the city centre.

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Outdoor Space in Cambridge

The outdoor space in Cambridge is just as much of a tourist attraction as the buildings and museums. The most famous of these is known as “The Backs” which is simply the backs of the colleges overlooking the river. The best way to see these is by boat, and the flowers growing in this area make it a great view.

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