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Britain's most famous university city has a wealth of historic colleges to be enjoyed by visitors, both on foot and from the river Cam. There are many other attractions including gourmet restaurants, museums, galleries and oddball bridges.
Camebridge Market.
A large market in a cobbled square overlooked by Great St Mary's church and alive with the ringing bells of cycling students. There is a wide selection of local vegetables, meat and other foodstuffs. Sunday focuses on antiques, arts and crafts and gourmet food.
Cambridge University Library.
This copyright library holds more than seven million books and publications, and one million maps. University members and other academics have free access to the material, but there are two exhibitions per year to display the riches of its colection for the general public.
A fashionable weekender's town, Aldeburgh offers a pebble beach, seafront oyster shack, gourmet ice creams and quality fish and chip shops. It is famous for June's annual musical jamboree at Snape Maltings where a concert hall, shops and restaurants occupy historic riverside buildings.
Anglesey Abbey.
The 12th century priory turned Jacobean and 1920's country house is full of exquisite furnishings; only the vaulted dining room remains of the original building. Outside gargoyles look down on statues in formal winter gardens and spring snowdrop displays.
Blickling Hall.
Haunted by the ghost of Anne Boleyn, whose family home was on the site of the present house, Blickling is a 17th century Jacobean mansion packed with rare books, tapestries and amate plasterwork. The gaardens are a bluebell delight in spring, and the parkland is threaded with lakeside walks.
Bury St Edmunds.
Medieval Bury is the market-town home of Edmundsbury Cathedrial with its adjoining Norman belfry tower. The 12th century streets emanate from the market place, overlooked by the history museum of ancient Moyse's Hall . Nearby is Ickworth House an Italianate palace with a vst rotunda and art by Gainsborough.
Colchester Castle Museum.
The largest-ever castle keep built by the Norman's is now a museum covering 2,000 years of history, not least Colchester's time as capital of Roman Britain - underneath the castle are the remaains of the Temple of Claudius, destroyed when Queen Boudicca's rebels sacked the city in AD60.
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editor Ron P Stanley) 
Anglesea Abbey, Near Cambridge
                               Anglesey Abbey