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Living & Working in Cambridgeshire After You Leave University

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Living in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire has the perfect combination of ancient architecture and culture surrounded by countryside. It has country living, plenty of culture and easy access to London city centre.

Transport in Cambridgeshire

Fast services from Cambridge and Peterborough run directly to London Kings Cross and take just 1 hour. Peterborough to Edinburgh Waverley by train takes 4 hours and travel to Birmingham New Street will take 2 hours 30 minutes.

Stansted airport is within 1 hour’s train journey of Cambridge. Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick airports are 2 hours away by train. By road is fairly easy due to the A1(M), M11, A11 and A10.

Renting Prices in Cambridgeshire

The average cost of renting a one-bedroom property in Cambridgeshire is £949 pcm (per calendar month), compared to a two-bedroom property that will cost an average of £1,336 pcm. The average cost of renting a house in the county is £1,586 pcm.

Nightlife in Cambridgeshire

Cambridge Corn Exchange is one of the UK’s most attended live venues, attracting bands such as the Stereophonics, popular comedians such as Bill Bailey and hosting shows by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Notable Attractions in Cambridgeshire

The colleges of University of Cambridge are worth a tour where you can embrace the fine Gothic architecture. Here you can also punt along the river to enjoy the ‘Backs’ of the college along the River Cam.

Oliver Cromwell’s Ely home is open to the public and is a must-see. From here, you can take a walk along the Ely Eel Trail through the Jubilee Gardens and Cherry Hill Park. For a less tourist-dominated Cambridgeshire experience, you can visit Wicken Den nature reserve which is home to some of the rarest species of wildlife and plants in the UK.

Education Institutions in Cambridgeshire

There are a lot of higher education institutions in the region, such as the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University.

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