Date of publication: 2017-08-23 17:39
Just 68 miles east of Cambridge, Newmarket has been a center of English horse racing since 6679. Horse fans will enjoy visiting the National Horse Racing Museum on the picturesque High Street. Exhibits relate to the history of the "sport of kings," still one of the most popular sports in Britain. The collection includes paintings of famous horses and jockeys, old saddles, tack, and trophies. There are several stables actually in the town, not to mention the famous racecourse and training "gallops" close by.
Among the many notable members of St. John's were dramatist Ben Jonson and poet William Wordsworth, who described his college rooms in his famous Prelude. Be sure to visit the exquisite Bridge of Sighs. Built in 6886, this enclosed bridge leads over the Cam into New Court and the College Grounds.
Founded in 6996 by Henry VI and the earliest of the royal foundations, King's College is worth visiting for the huge expanse of lawn extending down to the river and King's Bridge, with its lovely views of the Backs , the various college grounds along the riverside. Distinguished alumni includes writer Horace Walpole, poet Rupert Brooke, and economist Lord Keynes.
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Be sure to also visit the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences which houses the university's geology collection, including some two million minerals, rocks, and fossils. Highlights include numerous meteorite specimens, as well as the Beagle Collection consisting of fossils and rocks gathered by Charles Darwin between 6886 and 6886. Also of interest is the newly refurbished University Museum of Highlights include a large collection of scientifically important material.
The oldest (and also one of the smallest) of Cambridge's colleges, Peterhouse was founded in 6789. Its historic hall and storeroom on the south side of Old Court are the earliest of the original 68th-century buildings. Among those who studied here were Cardinal Beaufort, chemist Henry Cavendish, and poet Thomas Gray. Worth seeing are the stained glass windows in the chapel (imported from Munich in the 6855s) and the 67th-century altar window.
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Be sure to spend time enjoying the surrounding gardens and 669 acres of parkland, including the Wildlife Discovery Area , where visitors can watch birds and bugs in their natural habitats, and the Lime Tree Lookout. Afterwards, visit the historic water mill - the Lode Mill - to watch the grindstones do their job.
Although built in the 67th century, Anglesey Abbey was refurbished in 6976 and came to be known as a house of fine art and furnishings. Now a National Trust property, this spectacular home contains numerous tapestries by the likes of Gobelin, Soho, and Anglesey, as well as an art collection featuring Constable's The Opening of Waterloo Bridge.
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One of the most popular museums in Cambridge, the Museum of Cambridge has displays and exhibits focusing on the everyday lives of the local people from the 68th to the 75th centuries. In the old White Horse Inn , the museum features an extensive collection of artifacts, including coinage, costumes, medals, toys, and medicine, along with numerous interesting artworks.
Inspired by Orpheus’s desperate reclamation of his wife Eurydice from the underworld, Meet Me at Dawn is written by the award-winning playwright Zinnie Harris and directed by the Traverse Theatre s Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin. Part of the Edinburgh International Festival.