Wednesday 2 February 2000
Highlights: Cambridge University
In a rare display of everything lining up perfectly we managed to get to the Britrail train just on time, leaving at 9.15 am and arriving at Cambridge at 10.10 am.
Cambridge is based around the famous University which is made up of several Colleges. Today will visited King’s, Trinity, Trinity Hall, Pembroke, Peterhouse and Emmanuel Colleges. We paid to enter King’s College Chapel which Henry VI created to honour the Virgin Mary in 1446. The Chapel has had many Royal patrons over the years, including Henry VIII who glorified the interior and as a result has pictures and statues of himself everywhere. The Chapel is very impressive, especially the high roof.
The city is awash with students not surprisingly, and heaps of bicycles being ridden everywhere, a very gentle English feel to the place. We finished the day watching a soccer match in a pub having a bet on the outcome with Ladbrokes and sinking a few pints.