Cambridge is a lovely city. Like Oxford it’s got a fascinating history, beautiful architecture, punts on the river, cobbled streets, bikes and enough museums and libraries to feel like you’re getting cleverer by osmosis.
But the river running past the colleges adds an extra level of prettiness that had me considering switching allegiances. It turns out that Cambridge University was founded by students from Oxford though, so I think we can justifiably class it as an extension of Oxford! So if you’re planning a visit, here’s my list of places you need to visit on a Cambridge weekend,
Really interesting place telling fascinating stories of polar expeditions with artefacts from Scott's final expedition. And it's free!
Great museum. Lots to learn and discover old artefacts. Highly recommend to visit by yourself or with the family. Great visit even if you only have one day in Cambridge. Staffs were very friendly and ...
It is a really lovely place in an old chapel. A good way to make it alive. There is sitting on two flors and although it looks like a canteen it actually has quite a nice feel to it. Some couches on ...
Fantastic shop, high quality goods sold by high quality staff. There is a very good reason they have been in business for so long.
Best leather goods in Cambridge.
A must do if you're visiting Cambridge and well worth the money. We booked online in the morning to save a few quid and as soon as we got into Cambridge we went to the kiosk to reserve our place on th...
Great little spot in the middle of nowhere, with a great little cafe and a good rotating art collection. The annual Wysing Polpyhonic festival was great, looking forward to going back next year. Also!...
A gothic masterpiece that needs a visit.
Have dinner at the Cambridge Chop House, which serves traditional English food with a great view across to King’s College.
Trinity is the home of the Wren Library, designed by Christopher Wren in 1676 and housing historic books like Isaac Newton’s notebook and the manuscript of Winnie-the-Pooh.
Cambridge has a higher proportion of cyclists than anywhere else in the country, and its 80 miles of cycle routes (and lack of hills) make it a good place to join them. You can hire a bike from Rutlan...
This candelit cocktail bar is perfect for enjoying a nice cocktail.
I mean there is a reason if this place is always on any "Places to visit in Cambridge" list. It's a staple of this city, the food is amazing, the staff is kind and helpful (even though they have hundr...
It's where old meets modern! A museum you should visit if you want to see the old cambridge mixed displayed in a modern atmosphere.
Excellent venue, they often have performances by Cambridge University footlights. Meet the new talents of Cambridge. A lot of other interesting perfromences take place here too.