Visiting Cambridge

(Cambridge, England)

Known the world over as the home of one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world, Cambridge is loved for its stunning, ornate architecture, traditional pubs, favourite pastime of punting and lively summer festivals among many other things.

With a rich history that is evident in its buildings, bookshops and museums, this is a traditional English town that is sure to delight and enchant all who visit.

Visiting Cambridge: Places to Visit

  • Punt your way along the River Cam, from where you can catch glimpses of some of the University of Cambridge's most stunning buildings including King's College
  • Visit Cambridge University Botanic Garden to admire some delightful and rare plant species
  • Take a walk through Wandlebury Country Park & Nature Reserve on Babraham Road. This attractive park offers visitors pleasant woodland walks and nature trails that are just a few miles from the city centre
  • Admire some of Cambridge's architectural masterpieces including Corpus Christi College, a medieval building dating to 1352; King's College, the town's most impressive chapel; St. John College, with its beautiful gatehouse
  • Explore the town's museums including The Fitzwilliam Museum, housing ancient artefacts and fascinating exhibits on ancient Greece and Rome; Sedgewick Museum, home to fossils and dinosaurs; and the Whittle Museum, focusing on the science
  • Take in a performance at one of Cambridge's many theatres, with ADC, Cambridge Arts and Mumford theatres, as well as the Cambridge Corn Exchange and The Junction being among the town's favourite venues
  • Get to know Cambridge on a guided walking tour of the town, taking in the magnificent university buildings, luscious green area and the scenic River Cam along the way
  • Soak up the lively student atmosphere at one of Cambridge's traditional English pubs, many of which offer quiz nights, pool, darts and live entertainment, as well as delicious ales
  • Hit the shops and get spend happy at Cambridge's high street chains and shopping malls, with the Grafton Centre and Jesus Lane Shopping Forum being excellent places to start
  • Rock out at the Cambridge Strawberry Fair, an annual summer festival that attracts top UK bands, DJs and entertainers, as well as offering camping for those who want to stay for the duration

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