Full of heritage and natural history
Cambridgeshire, situated in East Anglia, is rich in heritage and natural history. There are ancient cities, towns and villages with quiet charm and beauty to explore. Cambridgeshire's countryside offers fresh green uplands, contrasting with the lowlands and broad horizons of the Fens.
The countryside of South Cambridgeshire is rural and varied, with rolling chalk hills covered with beech woods to flat, fertile fenland.
The university town of Cambridge is a jewel in the crown of English architecture and is the counties most famous cities. Renowned as one of England's great university towns, steeped in history and tradition. It has been described as one of the most beautiful cities in Britain. The city takes its name from the crossing of the River Cam.
The story of Cambridgeshire, like much of East Anglia, goes back to the days when the area was largely an impenetrable region of marsh and swamp. The Romans were the first to try to tame these inhospitable fens, building causeways above the waterlogged ground and installing drainage channels to divert the water, motivated by the need to transport food to troops in military garrisons further north.