A sightseeing tour of the city centre is not to be missed, either by strolling at your own pace or via a bus tour.
Steeped in history, Cambridge is home to stunning streets lined with fascinating buildings. From Trinity College with its 16th century corridors to the chapels and halls of Kings Parade; every turn reveals new surprises and ancient delights.
For a birds eye view, climb the tower of nearby St Mary’s Church, with panoramic views of the county.
If you’re looking for a tranquil escape from the city, Cambridge is home to several zoos and the incredible Botanical Gardens, which feature over 40 acres beautiful and rare plants from all over the world, as well as peaceful, sprawling gardens and wildlife. Like the Gardens, the incredible zoos feature restaurants and cafes, for a relaxing break.
Generations of residents and tourists alike have whiled away the hours on Cambridge’s rivers, and today the pastime is more popular than ever. Known as Punting, it’s a great way to leisurely explore the city, offering you a unique, relaxed look at the historic streets.
Dining & Shopping
Cambridge folk pride themselves on the range and variety of food on offer in their city, and that attitude is well represented by the huge variety of dining venues that line the streets.
From Michelin-starred restaurants to intimate brasseries and quaint coffee shops. Despite the luxurious settings of the city, food prices suit any budget.
Cambridge boasts a huge variety of shopping hotspots, from the hustle and bustle of the many markets that take place all year round, to shopping centres filled with high street stores, boutiques and specialist home, gift and fashion shops.
Did you know?
Poet Lord Byron kept a live bear in his room when he studied at the city’s university – because he wasn’t allowed to keep a dog.
Oliver Cromwell is buried in an unmarked grave close to the doorway of the city’s Sidney Sussex College Chapel.
The University has more than 29 million books and each year receives a copy of every new book published in the UK over the previous 12 months.