The list of things to during your stay here is plentiful and visitors are often spoilt for choice – even simply walking the historic, cobbled streets of the city can bring plenty of things to sample. The beautiful surroundings and stunning buildings that litter Cambridge, transporting you back to another era, make it the perfect place to head for a romantic day trip or weekend away.
If you’re looking for things to do in Cambridge as a couple, these five activities come highly recommended.
1. Take to the River Cam
A trip to Cambridge wouldn’t be complete without taking to the River Cam for a punt. Transporting you right through the heart of the city and offering fantastic views of the famous colleges and bridges that line and cross the river, punting is a must. The traditional pastime is perfect for couples. Why not book a tour complete with a glass of bubbly to make it extra special?
2. Explore Cambridge’s history
Cambridge looks like it’s been lost in time and there’re plenty of opportunities to explore its history. If you love culture and learning the story of places, grab a map, some comfortable shoes and head out to get up close and personal with some of the most iconic buildings and sights anywhere in England. From wandering the grounds of Trinity College to the Fitzwilliam Museum, you can marvel at the sights of Cambridge with a self-guided tour at your own pace, stopping at one of the delicious boutique cafes along the way to refresh with a coffee and slice of cake.
3. Hire a tandem
If you prefer a faster pace than walking, there’s miles of cycle paths along the shores of the River Cam and through the iconic streets of Cambridge. You can even hire a tandem for a romantic ride through the heart of the city. Routes have been carefully planned and are well signposted, guaranteeing you see all the sights and get the absolute most out of your tandem ride.
4. Glimpse Cambridge’s darker side
Fancy doing something a bit different? Experience Cambridge’s darker side with a spooky ghost tour. There are multiple options to choose from for a fun, unique way to explore the history of Cambridge. With a team of professional actors, tour group, Black Shuck promises to bring many a spooky story to life. You might even catch a glimpse of one of the fabled black magicians that called the city home long before it became known for its scientific research.
5. Tour the Botanic Gardens
The Cambridge University Botanic Gardens are a beautiful place for a stroll with a loved one. Highly rated and filled with stunning landscapes to explore, the gardens truly come to life over the spring and summer months. The manicured grounds are the perfect place to relax in the sun.
Whatever your itinerary, you won’t be at a loss for things to do in Cambridge come rain or shine.