Cambridge

From late-gothic quadrants around sleepy lawns to shiny Norman Foster-designed faculties, Cambridge's 31 university colleges span so many centuries it's difficult to know where to start. Our top tip is to pack a picnic and Pimms, hire a punt, and drift behind the scenes on The Backs where you’ll pass college chapels and duck under stone bridges. You'll soon see why this brainy East Anglian city inspired the split of the atom and the discovery of DNA. On rainy days visit palatial university museums and galleries housed in neo-classical buildings and see bird-of-paradise plants in the botanic garden glasshouses.

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Explore Cambridge and Grantchester on two wheels

Explore Cambridge and Grantchester on two wheels

Follow in the footsteps of the Tour de France and Rupert Brooke with a cycle out of Cambridge to the historical village of Grantchester.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Cambridge University

Cambridge University

Take a walking tour through the colleges that make up one of the most prestigious universities in the world – Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Historic sites and icons
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Take Cambridge’s history in your stride on this walking tour

Take Cambridge’s history in your stride on this walking tour

Navigate your way through Cambridge’s cobbled streets and its 1,000-year history, with one of the city’s expert guides.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Budget
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Be schooled in the nuances of a vital ancient art

Be schooled in the nuances of a vital ancient art

No experience required for this drinker's favourite: just an open mind and a willing palette.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Vineyards and wine tasting
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Follow Chris Froome on his road to victory at The Grand Depart 2014

Follow Chris Froome on his road to victory at The Grand Depart 2014

Hold onto your helmets – the Tour de France is coming to England from Saturday 5th July, where competitors will begin their fight to win the coveted yellow jersey.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Cycling
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Fitzwilliam Museum & Botanic Gardens

Fitzwilliam Museum & Botanic Gardens

Ancient insights and green fingers in Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Ponder the secret to life at Crick and Watson’s pub, The Eagle

Ponder the secret to life at Crick and Watson’s pub, The Eagle

Join the likes of DNA scientists Crick and Watson, as well as more than a few RAF heroes, by supping one of The Eagle’s good old English ales.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Tour de France- Stage 3: Cambridge to London

Tour de France- Stage 3: Cambridge to London

Dreamy spires, chocolate box villages and London’s iconic sights, this stage of the race is England at its most quintessential.

Location: Cambridgeshire

Sport
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You don't have to like amazing English food, but it helps

You don't have to like amazing English food, but it helps

One woman's love affair with Cambridge cuisine has become one of the city's best attractions.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Discover Cambridge's historical beauty by bike

Discover Cambridge's historical beauty by bike

With over 80 miles of cycle routes to discover, the historical town of Cambridge has a ride for everyone.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Cycling
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Discover plants at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Discover plants at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Don’t miss your chance to find out about plants from all over the world in the 40 acres of gardens and glasshouses.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

City parks
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Anglesey Winter Garden

Anglesey Winter Garden

Winter plants in full spring and a Jacobean-style country house.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Gardens and Parks
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Punting on the River Cam

Punting on the River Cam

Find your inner rhythm as you mess about on the river.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgshire

Boating
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Revel in one of Europe's greatest folk festivals

Revel in one of Europe's greatest folk festivals

Join thousands in enjoying some of the finest folk music on Earth, at a gorgeous country hall in Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Music and nightlife
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Get a taste for elegance at Mark Poynton's celebrated spot

Get a taste for elegance at Mark Poynton's celebrated spot

Alimentum is firmly in the stratosphere of England's dining elite. But its prices show its feet are firmly on the ground.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Food and Drink
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Cambridge evensong

Cambridge evensong

The perfect musical accompaniment on a winter evening in Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Heritage
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Cambridge Ghost Tours

Cambridge Ghost Tours

Seek out ghosts and ghouls on a guided tour in the ancient city of Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Myths, Legends and Tales

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