Cambridge is one of the UK’s most stunning cities. Full of culture, heritage and an opulent history, it can be difficult to know where to explore first. So to save you the hassle of hunting down a travel guide Cambridge UK, we’ve done the hard work for you.
Although there’s plenty of buses and organised trips that will allow you to see all that Cambridge has to offer, the best way to explore this historic city is on foot. So if you want to experience Cambridge for yourself, don those comfy shoes on, grab your camera and let’s get exploring!
King’s College Chapel
Often used as a symbol of the city, King’s College Chapel is arguably Cambridge’s most magnificent piece of architecture. The perfect place to start your journey, the interior is awe-inspiring. Located on King’s Parade it is widely considered one of the finest examples of the late Perpendicular Gothic English architecture in existence today. Built between 1446 and 1515, the great windows and large fan vault are part of its appeal and attract visitors from around the globe.
The River Cam
A great late morning treat, heading to the River Cam will provide you with the unique opportunity to undertake one of the very quintessentially British pastimes; punting. Running through the heart of Cambridge, the river’s licenced punt operators will be more than happy to take you down the river in one of their world-famous punts.
A striking and imposing building, Fitzwilliam Museum doesn’t disappoint inside either. Free to enter, the museum offers more than half a million pieces of artwork for you to browse at your leisure. It’s the perfect way to round off a morning in Cambridge.
Refuel over lunch
If all that walking has worked up an appetite, you’re in luck. Cambridge boasts some of the best eateries within a 50-mile radius. A quaint café serving tea, coffee, brunch, lunch and a selection of homemade cakes, Afternoon tease is a true hidden gem – right in the centre of the city. Harriet’s Tea Rooms is another top recommendation for a light lunch. Serving an array of hot drinks and cakes, you can also choose from any one of the mouth-watering items on their main menu, or treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea.
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
A true delight whatever the weather, a stroll around Cambridge University’s Botanic Garden will help get the blood circulating again after lunch. Full of plants from all over the world, the 40-acre site is a true oasis of fragranced blooms and unusual blossoms.
Explore the sights of the silver screen
Many a film and TV programme has been set in Cambridge, so if you’re a keen viewer, this would be the perfect opportunity to see where your favourite stars have stood. The Crown, Grantchester, The King’s Speech, and The Theory of Everything are just a couple of the primetime shows and Hollywood films that have called Cambridge home for a short while.
Round the evening off with wining and dining
All that walking around will certainly work up an appetite, so why not round the day off with a delicious meal at The Tamburlaine? Each one of our four restaurants offers something distinctly different, catering to every diner’s needs. While The Garden Room boasts a luxury roof terrace, perfect for long summer day, The Library offers a more intimate and homely vibe thanks to an open fire and luxurious leather armchairs. The Steam Deli is a wholly more relaxed affair, with food to eat in or take away, while the Bar and Restaurant is lively from early on making it the ideal place to either start or end your night.
Cambridge is definitely a place you will want to visit more than once, but exploring the above is a great place to start – and will make sure you capture some life-long memories on your camera. For more travel guide Cambridge UK tips, check out our other blogs.