Planning a weekend away or taking a romantic trip can be expensive with costs quickly mounting up – from travel and finding somewhere nice to stay to budgeting for attraction tickets, shows and food and drink. Here at The Tamburlaine Hotel, we know that many guests are keen to explore Cambridge but don’t want to break the bank. Luckily, there are lots of interesting and enjoyable free attractions which you can enjoy within a few miles of your luxurious room at The Tamburlaine – one of the top hotels in Cambridge.
Here, we’ve chosen three of the top three free attractions near The Tamburlaine Hotel, all of which can be enjoyed as a half or full day, depending how much time you have.
The Fitzwilliam Museum
The Fitzwilliam Museum is part of the University of Cambridge and is home to an impressive collection of art and antiquities from a number of different periods. It is one of the most impressive museums in Cambridge- its expansive range of artefacts and art hail from around the world and date all the way back to 2500 BC. The Fitzwilliam Museum is popular with families, art and history buffs, as well as those that are looking to explore something a little bit different. The museum is in Central Cambridge and is easily accessible by public transport.
Cambridge is famous for its impressive University and colleges. A number of the main colleges in Cambridge are free to visitors who want to step inside and witness life at one of the nation’s top educational institutions first-hand. Trinity Hall, Christ’s College, Jesus College, Pembroke, Magdalene and Emmanuel are all free of charge and well worth exploring. Visiting one of Cambridge’s colleges is a great way to immerse yourself in the education and culture the city has to offer, as well as marvelling at the long and storied history of the buildings themselves.
Explore The River Cam
Known for its punting and idyllic views, The River Cam in Cambridge can be explored completely free of charge. Though many head to the river to embark on one of the paid activities – such as punting, angling, canoeing and rowing – it makes for an equally great picnic spot or place to walk. The Cam is lined with greenery, impressive views and beautiful scenery and offers a picturesque backdrop to a morning coffee or afternoon refreshment. Simply grab your comfiest of shoes and a camera to enjoy.
If you’re in the midst of planning your stay at The Tamburlaine Hotel, we hope that these three free attractions have helped you decide what you want to see and do while you’re in town. However long your trip, there is no need to go over budget with your daytime activities. There are lots of great attractions in Cambridge that are completely free of charge to enjoy, all of which offer a real insight into the city and its residents.