Cambridge is an old English university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire. It is also at the heart of the high-technology centre known as Silicon Fen. Cambridge is best known for the University of Cambridge, which includes the renowned Cavendish Laboratory, King's College Chapel, and the Cambridge University Library. Pembroke College is the 3rd oldest college in Cambridge, founded in 1347 by the Countess of Pembroke, Marie de St Paul. It is well known for its beautiful gardens. Clare College is the 2nd oldest college with pretty gardens, courtyard and the oldest river bridge in Cambridge. Saint Catharine's College was founded in 1473 by Robert Wodelarke, Provost of King’s College, christened in honor of the patron saint of learning and was originally known as Katharine Hall. It was largely rebuilt in the 17th century with work on the Main Court beginning in 1673. Also of interest is The Backs which features the gardens by the river behind various colleges. Heading downstream from Kings, you can pass through the gardens of Clare, Trinity and St John's Colleges.
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