Cambridge 2000: Castle Street: Castle Hill

Description: Castle Street: Castle Hill
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Date photograph taken: 06 Apr 2000 (Alternative map: Google map)

Already in Roman times there was a building on this site, which has good views over the Cam. In medieval times there was a stone castle here, some of which ended up being used in the buildings of various Cambridge colleges and churches. The mound is not the highest point in Cambridge but it is not far off, the physical geography of the city and surrounding area is mediocre. The view from the top of the mound is not great but does give a feel of the character of the city. The view is especially open towards the west and so provides one of the best places to watch sunsets in the city.

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