Cambridge & The Imperial War Museum
For those who wish to experience culture, Cambridge is indeed an amazing place to visit. Combined with a trip to the Imperial War Museum this trip is sure to get the history buffs buzzing.
We travel South to Cambridge with a comfort stop in Kings Lynn, The Hanseatic town of King's Lynn was one of England's most important ports from as early as the 12th century and this maritime past is still very much in evidence today. Fine old merchants' houses stretch down to the river between cobbled lanes and the elegant Custom House overlooks the harbour. The town's heritage is reflected in an amazing array of historic buildings and at two magnificent market places: Saturday Market Place, where St Margaret's Church , designated as a Minster Church in 2011 by the Bishop of Norwich, is surrounded by splendid buildings and Tuesday Market Place, quite possibly one of England's grandest squares. You will arrive at your hotel in time to relax before your evening meal.
Today we have set aside for you to enjoy the beautiful city of Cambridge, Cambridge is famous for its university, currently one of the best in the world, and its scientists. It is the town where: the atom was first split, where the structure of DNA was discovered, where Charles Darwin developed the theory of evolution, where Newton developed his theory of gravity, where the order of human DNA was first discovered, where the electron and neutron were discovered, where Stephen Hawking of black-hole fame used to live and work. It has been home to some of the great thinkers of the last 500 years. With museums and galleries and a wealth of independent and big retail stores, Cambridge has something for everyone.
This morning we travel to Duxford to visit the Imperial war museum, Enjoy a fantastic day out on a visit to IWM Duxford. Stand in awe of the world's most famous and fastest planes at this historic airfield and museum. From Spitfires and Concorde to the modern day Typhoon, explore the evolution of aviation and discover the powerful stories of the brave men and women who lived and worked at RAF Duxford. Be dwarfed in the Airspace exhibit where you can stare up into the guts of the Vulcan bomber; board Concorde, the fastest commercial jet airliner ever built; and get up close to famous Second World War classics including the Spitfire, Lancaster and Tiger Moth.
Gaze at the beautifully sleek Blackbird Spyplane, the fastest air breathing jet aircraft ever built and take in the sheer size of the B52, which stretches the length of the American Air Museum.
Learn about a generation of heroes whose bravery shaped the world we live in today in the interactive exhibition spaces and peer into the hangars where the conservation team are hard at work repairing historic aircraft.
We bid farewell to our hosts as we travel back to Lincolnshire, with comfort stops enroute.
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