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Located in Cumbria, the city of Carlisle is the county town and administrative centre of Cumbria in north west England. The cities lies at the confluence of the rivers Eden, Caldew and Petteril and is roughly 10 miles to the south of the border with Scotland. The transformation brought about by the Industrial Revolution started the transformation of Carlisle into a densely populated mill town. Combined with its strategic location it led to the town becoming an important railway town.
Nicknamed the Great Border City, Carlisle today is the main cultural, commercial and industrial centre for north Cumbria and is home to the main campuses of the University of Cumbria and a variety of museums and heritage centres. Carlisle has a compact historic centre with a castle, museum, cathedral and semi-intact city walls. The former law courts or citadel towers which now serve as offices for Cumbria County Council were designed by Thomas Telford. The city centre is largely pedestrianised and The Lanes shopping centre is home to around 75 stores.
The University of Cumbria has a four campuses in Carlisle on Fusehill Street, Brampton Road, Paternoster Row and Newcastle Street. The university provides a wide range of degree courses in higher education such as Applied Computing, Applied Psychology, Art, Business, Law, Media, Social Work and Teacher Education.
The university city of Cambridge in eastern England is a city of crocuses and daffodils, of green open spaces and cattle grazing only 500 yards from the market square. The city, perhaps best known for its world class university, is also a world class centre for technology and science. The university was the site of Rutherford's pioneering work in nuclear physics as well as Crick and Watson's DNA work.
Visitors to Cambridge can enjoy a leisurely stroll along The Backs (gardens by the River Cam behind various colleges) which will provide an insight to the city. You are able to walk through Kings College and onto Kings Parade. Visitors also enjoy spending time on the water on punts or in rowing boats. Punts can be hired in the city.
The Cambridge Summer Music Festival may be the most romantic way to appreciate the magnificent architecture of the many College Chapels. You can listen to a concert performed in their marvelous acoustics. Cambridge Summer Music offers world class performances in the well-known Chapel of King's College as well as many of the city's hidden gems.