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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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The facilities provided by Christ College were excellent. Specially the staff at Porters lodge were very helpful. The New Court room was well maintained and the wifi speed was excellent. Overall a very good experience .

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

I've put 'average' for breakfast in lieu of 'n/a', because in fact I didn't eat breakfast there. I had a very good experience at Homerton and would gladly stay there again.

(Revisione di Homerton College, Cambridge) Homerton College, Cambridge

I enjoyed my stay and would like to thank you for the cleanliness of the facilities, and nice breakfast. One small suggestion - a small mirror above the socket in the room hallway would be useful, as the hairdryer cable doesn't extend far enough to be able to look in the bathroom mirror to style one's hair.

(Revisione di Westminster College, Cambridge) Westminster College, Cambridge

When visiting Cambridge one must spend a night in a college. I can recommend Downing College. We think the rooms in Griphon House are new - or at least they look like it - with a splendid bathroom. Breakfast is simple but good, although very early (between 8 and 9 AM). Parking is free and internet in the room works very good. it is 10 min. by foot to the major attractions.

(Revisione di Downing College, Cambridge) Downing College, Cambridge

The room facilities were perfect and breakfast was amazing! My only complain is about the room service. 3/5 days, the tea cup wasn't changed. The bed was also never made (although I'm not sure if this is part of room service). Otherwise, I had a wonderful stay.

(Revisione di Selwyn College, Cambridge) Selwyn College, Cambridge

It was such a privilege to stay in Downing - first class room, helpful staff esp porters and lovely grounds to walk in. We are returning to Cambridge next year and will book again.

(Revisione di Downing College, Cambridge) Downing College, Cambridge

Excellent service and very helpful porters' lodge. Value for money is superb and I would always recommend University Rooms as an excellent website for people wishing to stay in university towns and cities.

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

Wow, wow, wow!! What a fabulous experience. The rooms are brilliant, the location is perfect and the Campus grounds are to die for. Our whole experience was perfect. I can't wait to go back.

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

It would be good if there were possibilities for persons without one of the mentioned credit cards, e.g. by bank transfer in advance, to book a room. I had to find someone who gave me his card.

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