Pre-Roman Cambridge

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The original attraction was the habitable ground either side of a crossing point of the river and in particular the defendable high ground of what is now Castle Hill.

In prehistoric times the place was a frontier between the heavily wooded areas to the west and south and the wet Fens to the north-east. What was later to become the Icknield Way ran north into Breckland and south-west towards the Thames, linking with the Ridgeway.

There have been many archaeological finds, suggesting diffuse pre-Roman occupation over the area now occupied by the City but no traces of buildings have been found.

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Cambridge : History