Cambridge

Cambridge’s famous university boasts late gothic quadrants and sleepy lawns, side-by-side with state of the art Norman Foster designed faculty buildings. 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. 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. It’s not difficult to see how this city inspired the split of the atom and the discovery of DNA.

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Go punting on the River Cam

Go punting on the River Cam

Find your inner rhythm in Cambridge as you mess about on the River Cam.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgshire

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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

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Cambridge evensong

Cambridge evensong

The perfect musical accompaniment on a winter evening in Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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See winter flowers in bloom at Anglesey Winter Garden

See winter flowers in bloom at Anglesey Winter Garden

Pull on your scarf and enjoy strolls around this Jacobean-style country house and see its winter plants in full spring.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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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

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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

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Explore Cambridge University

Explore 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

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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

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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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Go ghost hunting with Cambridge Ghost Tours

Go ghost hunting with Cambridge Ghost Tours

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

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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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

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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

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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

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Tuck into traditional English food in Cambridge

Tuck into traditional English food in Cambridge

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

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Fitzwilliam Museum & Botanic Gardens

Fitzwilliam Museum & Botanic Gardens

Ancient insights and green fingers in Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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