Cambridge

In the city that inspired great minds from Charles Darwin to Stephen Hawking, you'll find one of the world's oldest universities, the 1871 Gothic- revival All Saints Church and the gardens favoured by 17th-century poet John Milton. There are plenty of restaurants, shops, museums and places of interest to visit in and around the city, here are a few of our favourites........

 

 
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Visit the colleges

The University of Cambridge has nine museums and collections which are open to the public throughout the year.

All College chapels are open to the public at select times, and most of the Colleges are also open for visits.

Please note some Colleges charge a small fee for visitors, and access may be limited during term time.

www.cam.ac.uk

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Punting on the Cam

You can enjoy the quintessentially English past time of punting at various locations along the River Cam you can hire a chauffeured punt or if your feeling brave have a go yourself, there’s lots of options for more information take a look at

www.scudamores.com

www.letsgopunting.co.uk

www.scholarspuntingcambridge.co.uk

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Botanical Gardens

Since its opening in 1846, Cambridge University Botanic Garden has been an inspiration for gardeners and an exciting introduction to the natural world for families. 

This heritage-listed Garden has been designed for both year-round interest and seasonal inspiration so, whenever you visit, you will find plants to intrigue and enchant.

www.botanic.cam.ac.uk

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Grantchester

Long before the success of BBC drama Grantchester 'The Orchard Tea Garden' was frequented by some of the finest minds in England. For over 700 years, students such as Newton, Darwin, Cromwell,    Milton,   Wordsworth, Coleridge, Tennyson, Marlow and Spense have walked, ridden or boated from Cambridge to Grantchester Village.  You can still enjoy a cream tea in one of the deck chairs in the orchard.

www.theorchardteagarden.co.uk

 

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American Cemetry

The Cambridge American Cemetery is the only American WW2 cemetery in the United Kingdom. The cemetery is not just a place where men and women are buried. It combines art, landscape and symbolism in a way rarely found elsewhere in this country. Built on a gentle slope overlooking the flat area to the north of Cambridge if affords fine views over the countryside including that of Ely Cathedral over seventeen miles away.

www.abmc.gov