50 Gems of Cambridgeshire
The History & Heritage of the Most Iconic Places
Series: 50 Gems
- Kathryn Brereton
15th January 2050
Think of Cambridgeshire and images of dreaming spires, gowned students and river punting probably spring to mind. In this book, local author Kathryn Brereton shares some of the lesser-known jewels of Cambridge City and the tucked-away treasures to be found across the county. Celebrating the remarkable landscapes, buildings, characters, stories and festivals; '50 Gems of Cambridgeshire' will appeal to all those who wish to learn more about this fascinating corner of the country.
The author reveals that Cambridgeshire is a county that is different to any other in England. This superbly illustrated book explains its geography and history and shows how town, gown and the unique, watery landscape have shaped each other throughout the centuries. From Whittlesey’s strange Straw Bear Festival and the soaring splendour of Ely Cathedral to the ghostly goings-on in an historic riverside inn; Cambridgeshire offers something for everyone.
Guided by an author who knows the county well, readers will discover the places and the heritage that make Cambridgeshire special.