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MetiNews.Com - With a heatwave heading straight for Cambs - this is your chance to see the very best of our beautiful county!
Breaking News ! The top 10 best British cities to visit this summer have been revealed, and three of them are in Cambridgeshire. Ely, Peterborough and Cambridge have all been named in the list - and, we might be biased but its easy to see why. At the moment many of us are reluctant to leave the country and with travel guidelines remaining uncertain, you're probably thinking about planning a staycation. With an African heatwave heading straight for Cambridgeshire next week, what better opportunity to soak up the sun and enjoy the beauty of our home county? Local history Henry VIII founded Trinity College Katherine of Aragon buried in Cambs 5 bits of Cambridge history The curious paving slab outside King's Search engine Holidu has ranked UK cities based on the most important summer factors including the average hours of sun, temperature, parks, lakes, beaches, swimming pools and of course ice-cream shops. Below you will find a definitive ranking of UK cities to visit this summer - including our very own. (We've also included the reasons why Peterborough, Ely and Cambridge scored so high, because we like to show off). The top 10 best British cities to visit: Cambridge was also among the 10 best British cities to get stuck in this summer (Image: Flcikr) Chichester - 6.42/10 Ely - 5.55/10 Southend-on-Sea - 5.13/10 Bournemouth - 5.09/10 Poole - 4.93/10 Peterborough - 4.82/10 St Albans - 4.70/10 Brighton - 4.69/10 Cambridge - 4.62/10 Norwich - 4.39/10 Read More Related Articles Coronavirus self isolation period extended from seven to 10 days Read More Related Articles TUI store closures: Travel firm to close 166 high street shops across the UK Reasons to visit Ely In second place we have the tiny Cambridgeshire city of Ely. Did you know it's actually one of the smallest cities in the country? Ely is home to roughly 20,000 people and is tucked away within the county of Cambridgeshire. It's rich in history and heritage, and it is most famous for it's stunning cathedral, which due to its intricately carved stonework, took an impressive 300 years to complete. Another top attraction is Oliver Cromwell’s house, which has been refurbished and shows visitors how it may have looked during Cromwell’s time. It's no surprise why Ely is third on the list (Image: Pyntofmyld/Flickr) ● Av. Sun hours: 6.37/10 ● Av. Temp: 4.71/10 ● Beaches: 0/10 ● Parks: 4.41/10 ● Lakes: 9.51/10 ● Pools: 10/10 ● Ice-cream: 3.86/10 At last some r-e-s-p-e-c-t for Peterborough! Peterborough is best known for its Cathedral, which boasts a Gothic facade that dates back to the 12th century (Image: Gary Campbell Hall/Flickr) Coming in sixth on the list is our county's biggest (and most under-appreciated) city, Peterborough.
. Also steeped in history, it is most known for Peterborough Cathedral, which boasts a Gothic facade that dates back to the 12th century. Did you know Henry VIII's first wife Katharine of Aragon is buried there too? A number of award-winning green spaces await you in this city, Crown Lakes Country Park and Bretton Park being two to name a few. ● Av. Sun hours: 7.73/10 ● Av. Temp: 8.36/10 ● Beaches: 0/10 ● Parks: 4.96/10 ● Lakes: 8.85/10 ● Pools: 2.62/10 ● Ice-cream: 1.57/10
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Beautiful Cambridge makes the list It's no surprise Cambridge has made the list. It is not only beautiful and world-renowned but also packed with excellent restaurants and views to rival any Spanish riviera. Famous for being the home of the prestigious university which dates back to 1209, Cambridge has a lot to offer. Situated on the River Cam, visitors flock here every year to marvel at our stunning architecture. Aside from its scholarly charm, our city also boasts bustling markets, fascinating museums and the opportunity to punt on the river. ● Av. Sun hours: 7.44/10 ● Av. Temp: 8.68/10 ● Beaches: 0/10 ● Parks: 5.35/10 ● Lakes: 1.24/10 ● Pools: 5.85/10 ● Ice-cream: 3.76/10