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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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Very expensive so I only stayed there because the hostel I'd been staying in the rest of the week was full that night. Being a student at Oxford University and living in a college most of the year I was expecting to be underwhelmed but the accommodation was absolutely lovely and the staff were so so friendly! Couldn't have been better.

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

Room was very spacious and clean. Very friendly staff at the porters' lodge and at breakfast. The college is a nice walking distance from Cambridge centre.

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

1. The room was cool during the stay. 2. Lack of TV or radio in the room. 3. Arrival instructions - Whilst we presumed that we reported to the porter'sw lodge, it was not obvious from the booking reservations.

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

The bedroom is nice, but the shower and toilets are really small. The service was truely excellent. The atmosphere and location of the College are just great.

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

What a great place to stay, good room and beds, friendly and helpfull personell at the porter's lodge. Very near to the centrum and parking facilities. Great ( English) breakfast accompanied by yoghurt and fruits!

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

It was a pleasure staying in Jesus College. Everyone was very helpful and the facilities were excellent. The college is so beautiful I am sad I was only there for one night.

(Revisione di Jesus College, Cambridge) Jesus College, Cambridge

The stay was great loved the breakfast room arangements would love to come next time again the view out side the window was lovely thanks for hospatality

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

Food was not hot enough. Over catering and wastage was obvious. Shower in room ensuite was very difficult to operate. Reception very courteous and helpful. Only discovered we could buy evening meal by accident. Overall great experience and will return when next in UK.

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

Too bad the dining hall was closed for repairs, we came specifically for that experience, the website should have mentioned this when we booked. Without the dining hall experience, I think the room was overpriced.

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