Cambridge has some of the most beautiful sights in the country. It is filled with picturesque countryside, majestic cathedrals, stunning stately homes, buzzing markets and idyllic villages. We have accumulated just a few of our favourite.
Great St Mary’s Church
St Mary’s offers probably the best publicly accessible view of the city, the colleges and surrounding countryside in Cambridge from their church tower, which you may climb at most times of the year. The church has been on the site since at least 1200 and the present building dates from the late 15th century. This is not one to miss.
The view of Trinity Bridge from afar is beautiful, especially to photograph. However actually standing on the bridge itself, you can look down the river banks and from there is a brilliant view of the river cam and some of its surrounded colleges. Prince William & Prince Charles studied at Trinity college, so it’s worth a visit to look around the college too. Stunning is an understatement of the grounds.
Suites at Tamburlaine
In our very own hotel we have a 7th floor full of suites and executive rooms. The views from the balconies are incredible. You can see all of the spires of Cambridge colleges, the colleges themselves and miles of countryside surrounding. It’s a perfect view to be paired with a glass of champagne and some strawberries, watching the sunrise or sunset.
The Backs is an unbelievably picturesque area to the east of Queen’s Road where numerous colleges of Cambridge back onto the River Cam. Their grounds cover both banks of the river. You will see Magdalene, Trinity, Trinity Hall, Clare, King’s and Queens College’s just to name a few. It’s one of the best walking views in Cambridge.
There is so many more we could mention as Cambridge has an abundance of history to view from all angles. But whichever parts of Cambridge you choose to visit, we can assure you that the views will not disappoint!