Ben le Vay’s Eccentric Cambridge

by Benedict le Vay 

£9.99 £8.99

Ben Le Vay’s Eccentric Cambridge – Holiday tips and travel information including quirky Cambridge highlights, unusual historical sites, walks and amusing activities. This guide also features art and architecture, hidden secrets and outrageous stories about the university and its people, Grantchester, colleges and churches, boat races and punting.

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About this book

Cambridge is a popular city for international tourists, keen to take a behind-the-scenes look at this old English university city’s people and places. Benedict le Vay reveals hidden secrets and amazing stories of the city’s architecture, scandalous stories of the most outrageous dons and, most importantly, how to punt on the River Cam without looking like a complete prat.

About the Author

Benedict le Vay is a features editor on a leading British newspaper. He spends his spare time researching zany facts about the British and their way of life. He is also the author of Bradt’s Eccentric London and Britain from the Rails.


‘ …..[Ben le Vay] is clearly a man worth spending time in the company of. And it’s reassuring to know that, in an age of identikit ‘anytowns’, Cambridge remains defiantly different – and just a little bit bonkers.’
Cambridgeshire Journal

‘These delightful guide books are perfect for anyone with an interest in England’s most famous university cities.’
Good Book Guide

‘Ben le Vay throws up a host of titillating tales in Eccentric Cambridge: A Practical Guide.’
This England