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Cambridge University accommodation

A unique opportunity to experience staying in a historic Cambridge College. - A mixture of single, twin and double rooms.

- Breakfast included.
- Available in the Christmas, Easter, and Summer vacations (when the students move out).
- from 40 per night.

Staying in a historic Cambridge college during the student vacations is a unique opportunity. With centrally-located bed and breakfast accommodation from 40, it is a cost effective alternative to staying in a hotel, and by providing the college with revenue you will be contributing to the upkeep of the famous buildings.

You could trace the footsteps of graduates such as Newton, Darwin, Wordsworth, John Cleese, and Prince Charles. You could have the option of eating in the college hall, wander through the college's gardens and quadrangles, learn about the college's history, and take a punt along the river followed by a drink in the college bar.

Whilst Cambridge possibly existed in Roman times, and grew into a Norman market town (the name of the town mutated from Grentabrige or Cantebrigge (Grantbridge) its University has made it was it is today.

The University was formed 1209 when a group of Oxford scholars moved to the town to escape the violence prevalent in Oxford at the time. By 1231 Cambridge students were sufficient in numbers and apparently so unruly that Henry III issued a number of writs for the punishment of the disorderly. In 1318 the University got itself officially baptised with a Papal Bull from Pope John XXII. The first college, Pembroke, appeared in 1347, followed the following year by Gonville Hall, and Corpus Christi four years later.

Now with 31 colleges, the University has gradually grown in size, stature and influence on the world.

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