The City of Cambridge is a place brimming with culture and history, from its ancient structures to its artistic institutions. Visitors from all over the world venture here to explore the history of British culture and stroll through one of the country’s oldest cities. From young children to retired travellers, Cambridge is full of things to do that will educate and amaze. If you’re planning a trip to the beautiful city, be sure to take note of our top cultural attractions so you can uncover the history of Cambridge and the rest of Britain.
University of Cambridge
A trip to Cambridge wouldn’t be complete without visiting the famous university. The historic grounds have housed some of the greatest minds in history. It’s also the place where people such as Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking learned the skills and knowledge that helped them changed the world. The famous educational institute is made up of 31 colleges and has been teaching the world’s young minds for over 800 years.
Take a stroll along the beautiful campus and admire the breath-taking architecture and gorgeous greenery. Our Hotels near Cambridge Train Station put you in easy reach of this historic location so be sure you don’t miss out.
Over 200 years ago, Richard VII, Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion gifted his priceless collection of artwork, along with his vast library of literature and documents, to the University of Cambridge. Since then the collection of artwork, antiquities and artefacts has continued to grow and has become one of the most renowned collections in Britain. At The Tamburlaine Hotel Cambridge we value the cultural significance of this historic museum and we recommend that you take a trip there during you stay with us.
The UK is full of historic rivers and lakes that each have their own story to tell and the River Cam is no exception. As the biggest river in Cambridge this eastern waterway is at the heart of the city’s cultural history. Throughout the years it has carried traders and travellers from King’s Lynn and the North Sea all the way to the heart of Cambridgeshire. The river’s calm waters have been the inspiration behind a number of great literary works and have served as a fishing spot for locals for hundreds of years. Take a stroll along this ancient waterway and uncover some of its history and see some of the beautiful landmarks that can be found along its banks.
The Round Church
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, known more commonly as The Round Church, is the second oldest building in Cambridge and has stood proudly since its inception in 1130. Its design was inspired by the famous Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and was used as a place of worship by millions throughout the centuries. Today the church is an official Grade I listed building and is open to the public. Take a stroll through the quaint streets of Cambridge and take a peek inside this ancient structure to really get a feel for the cultural history of Cambridge.