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About Wren Library

The Wren Library is the library of Trinity College in Cambridge. The Wren Library houses 750 incunabula, the Capell collection of Shakespeariana, many books from the library of Sir Isaac Newton including his annotated copy of the Principia Mathematica, the Rothschild collection of 18th century literature, the Kessler collection of livres d’artistes, and over 70,000 books printed before 1820.

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Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs

0.17km from Wren Library

Bridge of Sighs was also Called the Ponte Dei Sospiri by locals, this iconic landmark was built in the year 1600 and connects the Doge's Palace to the historic prison across the canal. It is considered one of the most romantic places in Venice, which is no small feat in a city as idyllic as La Serenissima. It was designed by Antonio Contino, whose uncle Antonio da Ponte designed the Rialto Bridge, and it was built in 1600.

King's College Chapel

King's College Chapel

0.27km from Wren Library

King’s College Chapel is the oldest surviving building within the College site and perhaps the most iconic building in Cambridge. Work on this Chapel only started five years after King’s College was founded by Henry VI in 1441. Construction of the chapel started in 1446 and forced the relocation of Christ’s College – known then as God’s House, which was, at that time, on the site where King’s chapel now stands. It was one of the iconic building in this area and is attracted by many tourists.

Great St Mary's, the University Church, Cambridge

St Mary the Great has been a well- established church, in the very heart of Cambridge. is one of the Greater Churches. It is designated by Historic England as a Grade I listed building. The church also hosts the "University Sermons" and houses the University Organ and the University Clock.

The Round Church

The Round Church

0.32km from Wren Library

The Round Church was built around 1130, making it one of the oldest buildings in Cambridge. It is one of only four medieval round churches in England. The church is built in stone. Its plan consists of a circular nave surrounded by an ambulatory, a chancel with north and south aisles and a north vestry. Over the nave is an upper storey surmounted by a conical spire. To the north of the church is an octagonal bell-turret containing two bells.

King's Parade

King's Parade

0.33km from Wren Library

King's Parade is a street in central Cambridge, England. King’s Parade is overflowing with culture. It might very well be the most quintessentially Cambridge street of all. It is a major tourist area in Cambridge, commanding a central position in the University of Cambridge area of the city. It is also a place frequented by many cyclists and by students traveling between lectures during term-time.

The Backs

The Backs

0.33km from Wren Library

The Cambridge Backs are an area of central Cambridge, along the banks of the river Cam, occupied by some of the most famous and prestigious colleges that form Cambridge University. It is a stretch of reclaimed land that runs along the back of the riverside colleges alongside the river Cam. It provides stunning views throughout the year, and is covered with a blanket of daffodils and crocuses during the spring.

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Cambridgeshire

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The Cambridgeshire Fens cover an area of around 200 square miles of extremely flat, mostly agricultural land, west of The Wash. Nestling between the cathedral city of Peterborough and the university town of Cambridge, Fenland makes an ideal destination for a short break all year round.

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