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剑桥不仅是一座大学城

Cambridge is More Than a University Town

Cambridge, could you imagine a more idyllic university town?
剑桥 你能想象一个更具诗情画意的大学城吗?
With its narrow medieval passageways and 801-year-old university
拥有着狭窄的中世纪通道和801年历史的大学
this small English city it packed with history.
这座英国小城充满了历史
But Cambridge is embracing the new,
但剑桥在接受新事物
its restaurant scene has moving on from pub grub
它的餐厅已经转变了酒吧餐馆的方式
And has something exciting, yet still traditional, to offer.
可以提供刺激与传统并存的东西
Welcome to Cambridge.
欢迎来到剑桥
Cambridge is less than an hour from London by train.
从伦敦乘火车到剑桥不到一个小时
And once you’ve arrived, you’re going to want to do what the locals do
你一到 就会想和当地人一样
and get yourself a bike.
给自己找辆自行车
Cambridge is considered the cycling capital of the UK
剑桥被认为是英国的自行车之都
they’re everywhere.
自行车无处不在
Bike hire shops are peppered around
自行车租赁店到处都是
and parking is easy but be warned.
停车很方便 不过我要提醒你
In 2017
在2017年
the Cambridge district had one of the highest rates of bike theft
剑桥地区是英格兰和威尔士
in England and Wales
自行车盗窃率最高的地区之一
so lock it up.
所以记得上锁
In the centre of Cambridge is one of the world’s most well known and respected Universities.
剑桥市中心有世界上最著名 最受尊重的大学之一
Founded in 1208,
创立于1208年
it’s the fourth oldest university in the world still teaching.
剑桥大学是世界上第四古老的仍在教学的大学
One of the jewels in the university’s crown is its libraries
这座大学皇冠上的珠宝之一是它的图书馆
and this is the big one.
一个很大的图书馆
Cambridge University Library holds around 8 million books, manuscripts, maps and journals
剑桥大学图书馆拥有约800万册书 手稿 地图和期刊
and it was thought some more salacious material.
而且 有人认为这里有一些颇为淫秽的资料
For a long time
长久以来
it was undergraduate folklore
本科生们口口相传
that the library tower held a vast stockpile of Victorian age pornography.
图书馆塔楼藏有大量维多利亚时代的色情作品
But no…
但是 非也
This year the tower’s opened up its secrets
今年 这座塔楼公开了它的秘密
and revealed its was used to store books
披露了它是被用来存放书籍
and other items thought not good enough for the main building.
和其他被认为不适合放在主楼的物品
This material is now regarded as an important resource
这些资料现在被视为重要资源
One of the best ways to see Cambridge’s hidden spots is by boat,
参观剑桥隐藏景点的最佳方式之一是乘船
or punt, to be exact.
确切地说是撑船
Punting began in the early 20th century
撑船始于20世纪初
And remains the best way to explore the River Cam and it’s many bridges
一直是探索康河及其众多桥梁的最佳方式
25 in all.
总共25座桥
This is the Mathematical Bridge.
这是数学桥
Despite looking curved
尽管看起来是拱形的
it’s actually made entirely of straight timber.
但事实上它完全是由直的木段制成的
Safely on dry land it’s time of a pint.
安全上岸 是时候喝一杯了
This is The Eagle
这里是The Eagle
It was here in 1953 that Francis Crick charged in,
1953年 弗朗西斯·克里克就是闯进这里
interrupting lunchtime service,
打断了午餐服务
to announce that he and James Watson had “discovered the secret of life”.
宣布他和詹姆斯·沃森 “发现了生命的秘密”
How DNA carries genetic information.
即脱氧核糖核酸如何携带遗传信息
I hope someone offered him a drink.
我希望有人请他喝了一杯
Keeping with tradition, just a few meters down the road is Chop House.
沿着这条路走几米 就是传统餐厅Chop House
This no-nonsense steak restaurant has a classic English menu.
这家简单实在的牛排餐厅有经典的英式菜单
Try the Sticky Toffee Pudding
试试黏糊糊的太妃糖布丁
if you have room.
如果你肚子还有地方的话
But it not all old England,
但这不全是传统英格兰风格
this is Pint Shop,
这是Pint Shop
offering 23-tap craft beer and 100 gin options.
提供23种精酿啤酒和100种杜松子酒
There are plenty of places to stay in the city
这个城市有很多地方可以待
but if you want to get some country air,
但你若想呼吸乡村空气
just a short drive out of town is Clopton Courtyard
出城开车不远就是Clopton Courtyard
Here you can rent your own barn,
在这里你可以自己租谷仓
there are six to choose from ,
有六个可供选择
and enjoy the quintessentially English countryside surrounding.
享受典型的的英式乡村环境
Not a bad spot to finish off your day…
这是结束你一天的好地方

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