Cambridgeshire map, showing the main cities, towns and villages of the county of Cambridgeshire in England.
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Cambridgeshire Map: Detailed road map of Cambridgeshire, a county famous for its University city and its Fens. The map is interactive so you can zoom in to view specific Cambridgeshire towns. This Cambridgeshire map is useful for finding a route to your target destination in the county.
A county of England, United Kingdom, Cambridgeshire has an area of 1,309 square miles, making it the 15th largest county in terms of area. Cambridgeshire has a population of around 769,000 and borders the counties of Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Norfolk and Lincolnshire.
Formerly a relatively small county, Cambridgeshire was joined with the areas of Huntingdonshire and The Isle of Ely in the county reshuffles of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Perhaps most famous for its University city (Cambridge) and its Fens, Cambridgeshire also boasts some of the United Kingdom’s oldest Neolithic settlements. It was listed in the 1086 Domesday Book, where it was called Grentebrigescire.
Cambridgeshire is a mostly flat, low lying county, and it actually has the lowest physical point in Holme Fen which lies 9 feet below sea level. At one time the county was mostly taken up by the inhospitable Fens, a large area of swampland, reed beds, meres and bogs, which many had dreamed of draining since Roman times. Much of the work to reclaim the Fens for better use was achieved during the 17th century, as Francis 4th Earl of Bedford, put his so called band of ‘Gentlemen Adventurers’ to the task.
Little now remains of the Old Fens, only Wood Walton Fen and Wicken Fen are of any note. The reclaimed land has been put to good use, and now forms vast areas of fertile agricultural land, producing huge quantities of carrots, potatoes, celery and fruit.
Cambridgeshire Towns: Among the main towns in Cambridgeshire are Cambridge, St Ives, St Neots, Godmanchester, Ely, Wisbech, Peterborough (ceremonial), Huntingdon, March, Soham, Chatteris, Littleport, and Yaxley.
Cambridge: Famous University town in the county of Cambridgeshire, Cambridge was settled even before the Roman invasion of Britain. Located on the River Cam (known as the Granta as it runs through the town), Cambridge saw its first University (Peterhouse) open in 1284.
St Ives Cambridgeshire: A busy little market town standing on the River Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire, St Ives has a population of about 16,000 and is approached by way of an attractive 15th century bridge,
Peterborough: A city standing on the River Nene, Peterborough is famous for its brickmaking industry. The town originally grew up around a 7th century Saxon monastery.
Ely: England's 3rd smallest city with only around 15,000 residents, Ely was situated on an island until the Fens were drained in the 17th and 18th centuries. Its famous cathedral was begun in the early 11th century.
St Neots: A Cambridgeshire market town lying on the River Great Ouse, St Neots was named after a Cornish monk, it has a population of around 26,000 and a cathedral like parish church dating from the late 12th century.
Wisbech: A town on the River Nene in Cambridgeshire, Wisbech is well known for the production of bulbs. Wisbech has a population of 20,000, and boasts some fine Georgian architecture.