Cambridge East Anglia York and Chester
Information about Cambridge East Anglia York and Chester
Cambridge is the other great university town in England. Cromwell,
Wordsworth and Darwin all studied here. See King's, Trinity and St.
John's College. Don't overlook the lovely chapel of St. John and King's
College chapel. The gardens are beautiful. Punting on the Cam is an
experience you won't want to miss. The Round Church in the town of
Cambridge is an interesting relic of Norman architecture.
East Anglia is the territory of English painters. Here in this strangely
beautiful, flat moorlike country Constable and Turner produced their
lovely canvases. There are many charming towns and villages.
Two of the most interesting towns in all England for any tourist are
York in the north, and Chester about 3 hours by train from London.
Chester is a live, busy town, York a quiet cathedral town; but for an
American sightseer, both have the charm that only great age brings. Both
have Roman ruins, both have their ancient walls.
Those in Chester are still standing so that the visitor may walk
completely around them. York Minster is to many the most glorious church
in all England, surely the most interesting cathedral with the most
beautiful stained glass. Whoever sees the famed "Five Sisters" window or
some of the simpler war memorials can never forget them.
Like York, Chester is an old Roman town, but busier and gayer. You can
shop in the medieval Rows, the delightful two-storied arcades, shops
full of antique silver, jewelry and furniture, and almost touch and feel
the fourteenth century. Either of these cities can be used as a base for
a two- or three-day tour of the surrounding countryside.