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Alloggi bed and breakfast agli atenei dell’università di Cambridge

Non solo per studenti, chiunque può prenotare!

Alloggiare in un ateneo storico dell’università di Cambridge è un’occasione unica. Con queste stanze bed and breakfast (B&B) ben situate a partire da £34, si tratta di un’alternativa conveniente ad alloggiare in un albergo o in un ostello, e con l’aiuto delle sue prenotazioni, Lei participerà allo stesso tempo al mantenimento di questi edifici famosi.

 

Potete seguire i passi di Newton, Darwin, Wordsworth, John Cleese ed anche di Prince Charles, che si sono tutti laureati agli atenei di Cambridge.  Si mangia nella Gran Sala, si può far una passeggiata per i giardino ed i cortili degli atenei, imparare un po’ della storia dell&Rsquo;ateneo o andare in zaterra sul fiume, seguito da qualcosa da bere nel bar del ateneo.

 

Cambridge informazioni visitatori

Cambridge visitor information

With Cambridge, the word unique takes on a new meaning. Founded as a University in 1209, the city today has preserved much of its outstanding beauty and original character as a quiet place of thought.

Visit Cambridge to wander among its narrow medieval streets or “The Backs”, the outstanding series of college gardens and grounds that lead down to the river. Study architecture of every period and of almost every century, and inspect the University’s many important literary, artistic, and scientific treasures. Some ideas include ghost walks, MP3 guided walks, visiting the Fitzwilliam Museum and of course, no visit to Cambridge is complete without punting down the River Cam!

“Such a balance of garden and building, of shape and form, of peace, quiet and constantly changing scene is only achieved once in the world” (R Tibbs, 1972).

It should be understood that colleges are designed primarily for students: not for children or adults expecting a high level of luxury. However, with this in mind, the colleges do meet level of comfort that we expect most visitors to be happy with, and we will welcome any feedback where this is not the case.

Dates of Cambridge's academic vacations

Rooms are mainly available during the academic vacations.

Easter: mid-March to mid-April
Summer: mid-June to mid-October
Christmas: beginning of December to mid-January

Map

Map of Cambridge showing colleges and museums: www.cam.ac.uk/map

Getting to Cambridge

From London: the best options include train or bus. Trains leave every half an hour from London Kings Cross or London Liverpool St (enquiries: 08457 48 49 50; www.nationalrail.co.uk). The approximate journey time is one hour and the return fare is £15.00 to £17.70 depending on time of travel. You then need to take a taxi from the rank at the front of the train station, the approximate cost of which is £5-£6.

Parking: Cambridge is generally not very car friendly, with pedestrianised zones and one-way systems. Most colleges do not offer parking facilities (Churchill college being an exception). There are, however, several car parks available within the city centre.

If travelling from an airport to Cambridge, the best options are either hiring a car or taking a coach: www.gobycoach.com

Other links

You may also find the following related sites of interest:

•Cambridge University: www.cam.ac.uk

La storia di Cambridge

Cambridge history


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 prevelent in Oxford at the time. But even in these days the University was having problems of discipline (!). Students belonged to no particular body, were not responsible to any person and came and went in an irregular manner. 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.

It was the solutions to these disciplinary problems, thought up by Hugh de Balsham, Bishop of Ely from 1257 to 1286 that was to sow the seeds of todays college system. He placed the scholars (now known as the "scholars of the Bishop of Ely") in two houses next to the Church of St Peter on the Trumpington Road. This became known as "The House of St Peter" and thus gradually the college system began to evolve, and Peterhouse, the first Cambridge college, was born.

In 1318 the University was officially baptised with a Papal Bull from Pope John XXII. Other colleges followed soon after: Trinity college (originally called Michaelhouse) was founded in 1324 by the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the time, Hervey de Stanton, and Clare college, originally called University Hall, was next in 1326. Pembroke college was founded in 1347 by the wife of the Eearl of Pembroke and the following year, Edward Gonville founded a college of his own which came to be known as Gonville Hall: this was then refounded by Dr John Caius in 1557 to give us Gonville and Caius.

Most colleges were founded by wealthy individuals from the Church, Government or landowners. Corpus Christi, founded in 1352, is unusual in that it is the only college which sprang directly from members of the town. Christopher Marlow, Shakespeare's famous contemporary, was a student at the college and one can still see his rooms in the old court.

King's College founded in the fifteenth century: Henry VI intended it to form part of a double foundation with Eton and in doing this there is some evidence that he was repeating the plan of William of Wykeham, who had founded Winchester and New College, Oxford. Queens' was founded by Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI, and later, William IV's wife Elizabeth Woodville became a co-founder (thus Queens' rather than Queen's). This has not unnaturally be described as the first outward symbol of the reconciliation of the houses of York and Lancaster.

The fifteen century also brought two other colleges: John Alcock, the then Bishop of Ely, founded Jesus in 1469 and Robert Wodelark, a Provost of Kings College, founded St Catharine's in 1473.

Now with 31 colleges, the University has gradually grown in size, stature and influence on the world: its graduates have reached the highest levels in science, the Church, government, and business throughout the world.
 

Revisioni per Cambridge

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We thought it was brilliant having an ensuite, kitchenette, bedroom and sitting room. The grounds and architecture were wonderful. Just one minor point, having booked a twin we expected both beds would be in the same room.

(Revisione di St John's College, Cambridge) St John's College, Cambridge

Very friendly Porters' lodge - could not have been more helpful and the College has a "home from home" feel about it. Rooms had great views and the environment was very safe, particularly in the evening. Grounds and gardens were stunning. A most enjoyable stay!

(Revisione di Clare College, Cambridge) Clare College, Cambridge

Full marks- the room is a little Spartan, but, having been a Uni student (elsewhere) I would not have expected more. Also I was kindly given an upgrade from the annex down the road to the main College.

(Revisione di Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge) Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

Only slight problem was there was no record of my booking on the Murray Edwards computer system. Fortunately I had paperwork and the issue was quickly and efficiently resolved but had the rooms all been occupied I wonder what would have happened.

(Revisione di Murray Edwards College, Cambridge) Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

It would have been helpful to have been told that towels were provided for our use but not the end of the world. Facilities were as expected for a 'student' room. Overall very pleasing

(Revisione di Churchill College, Cambridge) Churchill College, Cambridge

Porter was friendly and helpful. Room was basic but clean and was in a great location. The bed was a little hard but I could sleep on anything so didn't really bother me. Good selection of food for breakfast - will definitely use again.

(Revisione di St Catharine's College, Cambridge) St Catharine's College, Cambridge

Was really impressed, fantastic spacious room. Could have done with an extra set of shower gel for the extra night and a slightly odd concept for the bath mat but that did not detract from what was a great experience. I have already recommended to others.

(Revisione di St John's College, Cambridge) St John's College, Cambridge

I've stayed in both 'old' and 'new' rooms in Christs College and loved both (for different reasons)! Value for money is great, as is communal breakfast, friendliness of service and ease of booking. Will be booking again soon, thanks!

(Revisione di Christ's College, Cambridge) Christ's College, Cambridge

Porter was very helpful - everything was very clean. Great central location for Cambridge and a wonderful experience to stay in the college. Definitely recommend it! Only fault was the kettle didn't seem to work in my room and I don't think it was user error.

(Revisione di St Catharine's College, Cambridge) St Catharine's College, Cambridge
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