Cambridge University was founded when students fled serious rioting in Oxford over 700 years ago. Many amazing discoveries have been made here; Charles Babbage originated the concept of a programmable computer, Ernest Rutherford split the atom and Frank Whittle invented the jet engine.
Visit Kings College, founded in 1441 by Henry VI to take pupils from its feeder school Eton. Today it is world famous for its annual choral service broadcast on Christmas Day.
Try punting on the River Cam. If you don’t feel up to it, try a Guided Punt Tour where a local will do all the work for you and show you the best views of the University from the river.
We then make the short drive south to Duxford which is considered the pre-eminent European centre of aviation history. A huge collection of aircraft from the past 100 years is housed here.
Spectacular air shows take place at regular intervals during the summer and for the more intrepid, you can go actually take to the skies in a vintage Tiger Moth!
The American Air Museum stands as a memorial to the 30,000 American airmen who gave their lives flying from UK bases during World War II.
Some of the many aircraft you can see at Duxford include: