The University of Cambridge now has 31 colleges,
some of which are the best known in the world, such
as Trinity College, with the apple tree that prompted
Isaac Newton. The Colleges are major tourist
Cambridge has a number of other visitor
attractions including Open Top Bus Tours, Boat Tours,
Punt Tours, Many Museums, Historic Churches, and many
The oldest remains excavated in Cambridge are from
around 3,500 years back. There are also remains of a
small Roman fort from around the late 300s, The
Romans left the area around 410.
The Vikings took control of the area around 875,
with Cambridge growing rapidly from that time.
In 1068, William of Normandy took control of the
area, building a castle on Castle Hill, and the
historic Round Church was built soon after.
This was the start of modern Britain, with the
first town charters being granted in the 1100s, and
the University of Cambridge founded in 1209.
More History at wiki/Cambridge