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LOCATION

Cambridge city centre is located approximately 2 miles from Aura, offering you easy
and convenient access to the city's unique mix of high street names, independent
stores, boutique restaurants, cafes and superb nightlife. Travelling further afield,
the railway station is approximately 1.5 miles away,
offering easy access to London and beyond.


For those looking to make the most of Aura’s location, the development benefits from superb cycle routes, as well as easy access to the guided bus which takes in amenities including the biomedical campus and Addenbrooke’s hospital on its way into the city centre.

The local village of Trumpington, a 5 minute walk from the site, is home to a large Waitrose supermarket, with park and ride facilities as well as a high street with a wide variety of coffee shops and restaurants.

Two schools; a primary school and secondary school with playing fields; are proposed to cater to the future generation of Great Kneighton, complementing the existing local nursery and sixth form college. There are also two local independent schools close to Aura.

The impressive campus buildings of Cambridge University and the stunning botanical gardens are dotted around the city, claiming a stake for history and the arts. Beyond the Aura development sits Cambridge’s contrastingly famous hub of medical and technological advancement, alongside Silicon Fen, the city’s cluster of technology driven businesses. Cambridge is an anomaly in its ability to claim fame in such a vast array of specialities: botany, art, research, software development and much more.

From the magnificent colleges and towering churches to the winding back alleys and charming riverside shops, Cambridge is a place with real character. Steeped in history but boasting contemporary amenities, this is a city well equipped for modern life.

Living History

The founding of Cambridge’s impressive university in 1209 was only a chapter in the city’s tale, its rich tapestry of heritage runs far deeper than first meets the eye.

There is archeological evidence of settlements in the area dating back from the Bronze Age, the clearest of which still remains near Fitzwilliam College. Cambridge became an important trading centre during Viking rule and the city swelled rapidly. The first town charters were granted by King Henry I in the 12th century and shortly after, students fleeing the hostile townspeople of Oxford founded the iconic Cambridge University. Peterhouse College was established in 1284 and is the oldest remaining university building in the city.

Proud Culture

The Midsummer Fair began in 1211 to celebrate Cambridge’s town charters and still attracts thousands of visitors to Midsummer Common every year.

Cambridge is an innovative think-tank for the arts and hosts its own film festival each September. The Wysing Arts Centre, a short distance to the west of Cambridge, is one of the leading research centres for visual arts in Europe. Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club, which has borne many of Britain’s best comedians, performs year-round at the ADC Theatre. Parker’s Piece hosted the first association football match and the Cambridge Rules, which still influence the game today, were drawn up at Trinity College in 1848.

Individual Indulgence

Cambridge is home to East Anglia’s only 2 star Michelin restaurant, and the city centre provides the ultimate retail experience for the enthusiastic shopper. 

The heart of Cambridge is home to an eclectic mix of premium outlets and high street stores catering to all tastes. The market square has been a key part of the city centre since the Middle Ages where locally made arts and crafts through to second-hand bikes can be found. Meanwhile, rooftop terraces, the city’s café culture and late night cocktail bars wait to provide welcome respite from busy modern life.

Research Focused

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change” - Charles Darwin, Trinity College alumni

From the Scott Polar Research Institute to the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research and Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre attached to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge is renowned for its ground-breaking advancements in medicine and rehabilitation. The Cambridge Biomedical Campus is on the southern fringe of the city and combines world-class biomedical research, patient care and education, and the surrounding Silicon Fen is fast-becoming a force to be reckoned with in the software world.

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Aura, Long Road, Cambridge CB2 8HE