Cambridge Art & Culture

5 cultural gems not to miss in June

by stephaniehiggins
06 June 2018 · 3 min read
river cam

The city of Cambridge is one of the oldest in England and is renowned for being home to some of the country’s most treasured historic buildings and institutions, from museums to churches.

While enjoying a relaxing week away at the Tamburlaine hotel Cambridge, you will be right around the corner from some wonderful sights and the best restaurants near Cambridge. Here are a few cultural gems that you won’t want to miss out on this summer.

River Cam

No trip to Cambridge would be complete without taking a stroll alongside the beautiful River Cam. The city’s largest waterway is one of the oldest in the country and is a must-see for those looking to get better acquainted with the history and culture of the city. The river once served as an entry point for travellers and traders from all over the country and has a rich history which stretches back centuries.

Fitzwilliam Museum

Trumpington Street, Cambridge

History-seekers will have their hands full as you spend the day exploring the gorgeous interior of the Fitzwilliam Museum. Locked away inside the historic mansion, you’ll find centuries of culture in the form of paintings, artefacts, statues and journals. As one of the official museums of the University of Cambridge, it is a must-see for visitors to the city this summer.

Mathematical Bridge

Mathematical Bridge

Queen’s College, Cambridge

If you haven’t already heard of the Mathematical Bridge, be sure to check it out while exploring Cambridge. Despite being one of the smallest bridges in the city, its history is shrouded in mystery which is why so many visitors flock to it every day. The interesting thing about the Mathematical Bridge is that it was built using no screws or bolts and is held in place by a mathematical principle. There are also a number of stories and myths floating around regarding the origins of the structure and the creator behind it.

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church

Market Street, Cambridge

There are a number of churches and cathedrals in Cambridge but none are quite as renowned as the Holy Trinity Church. The gorgeous building was built in the year 1400 and has stood ever since as one of the central pillars of the city. More than just a place of worship for visiting Christians, it has become a popular tourist attraction thanks to its rich history and beautiful architecture. Don’t forget to take your camera along so you can snap some photos to show your friends and loved ones.

Jesus Green

Whether you’re staying at our luxury Cambridge accommodation with the whole family or just your partner, Jesus Green is a great place to soak in the sun and experience the warm, welcoming culture of Cambridge. The large green space is a bustling area where you’ll find families, tourists and students all enjoying the beautiful surroundings. It’s a perfect example of the inspirational culture and strong sense of community you can find throughout the city.