Located in the historically rich area of East Anglia, best evidence suggests that Cambridgeshire was likely home to some of the earliest neolithic settlements in England. Rock art dating back to 2500BC has been found in the Cambridgeshire village of Over. It is hard to escape a profound sense of the old when in the county's namesake city, Cambridge, populated by colleges and buildings that make up its 800 year old university.
On official and unofficial counts, Cambridge University comes out on top of the world for the number of Nobel Prizes won by those affiliated with the university. That number is 88-more than France, Japan, Canada, Australia and India combined!
Home to the famous throughout the centuries, the Cambridgeshire born and bred include the rather destructive Oliver Cromwell, the fairly boring Prime Minister John Major, and-most importantly of all-Aston Merrygold from JLS.