Cambridge will have touched your life even if you have never visited the city. The place that inspired Darwin, Newton, Stephen Hawking, AA Milne, Wordsworth, Pink Floyd, John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Eric Idle. Today it is inspiring thousands of Cambridge students and leads the way in new and emerging technology.
Drawing on its links with the University, the Cambridge area today is sometimes referred to as Silicon Fen, due to the growth of high tech businesses and technology incubators that have sprung up in the series of science parks and other developments in and around the city.
More than four million people visit Cambridge every year. Cambridge Midsummer Fair is one of the oldest fairs in the UK and at one point was possibly the largest medieval fair in Europe. Today it exists primarily as an annual funfair with the vestige of a market attached. Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the largest festivals of folk music in the UK. Strawberry Fair, is a free, public fair. It is held every first Saturday in June on Midsummer Common.
Cambridge Beer Festival, which began in 1973. It takes place on Jesus Green for one week in May every year and is staffed solely by volunteers. The Cambridge Film Festival is held annually in July and is considered to be one of the nation's best. The Pink Festival is held annually as a one day event and is the largest free LGBT festival in Europe.
As a university town lying on fairly flat ground and with traffic congestion, Cambridge has a large number of cyclists. Many residents also prefer cycling to driving in the narrow, busy streets, giving the city the highest level of cycle use in the UK. According to the 2001 census, 25% of residents travelled to work by cycle. A few roads within the city are adapted for cycling, including separate traffic lights for cycle lanes and cycle contra flows on streets which are otherwise one-way; the city also benefits from parks which have shared use paths.We look forward to welcoming you to both our historic city and our home.
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