Most of us have heard about Cambridge from its prestigious colleges and regatta on the Thames between Cambridge and Oxford. Each university has claimed great minds, just taking in Cambridge town itself is to think of individuals likes Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking wandering around the campuses and town.
How to Get to Cambridge
London Liverpool Street and Kings Cross both offer services to Cambridge. The trains from Liverpool street take a little long but if time is on your hands then tickets are generally cheaper by about £10.
National Express (bus) run services to Cambridge as well but run less frequently.
Top five things to see in Cambridge
Visit the prestigious colleges like King’s College, Trinity College and St John’s college.
Local guides will give an in-depth history of Cambridge, the University Colleges and the famous people that called Cambridge home.
Punting on the river Cam
A punt resembles a Venetian gondola but instead of a curved bottom it’s flat. The boat is steered by standing on the back and using a pole to push off from the riverbed. It can be quite entertaining watching self-punted boats compared to the organised tours. Punting takes skill and dexterity to steer.
A series of gardens, bridges and parks behind the Cambridge Colleges. A beautiful place to set up a picnic and enjoy the view of Cambridge colleges’ grand facades and stately courts.
Enjoy a drink at a Pub
The Eagle dates back to 1667. The pub has served beer to many famous academic minds such Francis Crick and James Watson who had “discovered the secret of life” in the Eagle.
Granta is a picturesque riverside pub and a great place to enjoy a pint whilst watching people punt around the River Cam.