Cambridge Attractions

The Best Parks and Green Spaces Near the Tamburlaine Hotel

by granitewordpress
17 July 2018 · 3 min read
Jesus green park

While staying in the city is always nice – you’ve got convenience and the buzz of being somewhere central – sometimes you need to get away from it. And that’s not hard to do in Cambridge, because the area has numerous tranquil, beautiful parks and green spaces to offer.

Even better, many of them are easy to reach from The Tamburlaine Hotel. So, if you’ve got a hankering for a picnic, fancy a nice walk, or just want to sit under a shady tree, read on.

Christ’s Pieces

A lovely green space right in the centre of Cambridge, Christ’s Pieces is a mixture of leafy, more secluded areas and wide-open green spaces. Easy to get to from hotels in central Cambridge, it’s a park you have to visit.

Christ’s Pieces Cambridge
Parker’s piece is large park in Cambridge, England, under blue evening sky.

The park has been well-designed to give a cloistered, serene feel and makes the ideal getaway spot if you fancy a spot of al fresco dining. But it’s equally good if you want a nice summer walk, with Christ’s Pieces especially striking in the evening summer sun. With a vast array of flower beds, bucolic surroundings and a direct view of Christ’s College, the space is one of the best parks in Cambridge and a must-see for lovers of well-tended, peaceful green spaces.

The Backs

When most people think of the Cambridge Backs, they think of punting and waterways. But this isn’t the only way to enjoy and experience the backs, as a walk along this glorious stretch is just as enjoyable.


Running along the River Cam and behind the historic colleges of the University of Cambridge, picking a route along The Backs is a perfect way to spend the day – just make sure you’ve got good walking shoes on! But worry not, because if you get tired, there’s not far to go back to your room at The Tamburlaine.

Working along The Backs, you’ll see famous sights like Christ College and the Bridge of Sighs, with all the time you want to stop and just soak in the beauty. With stunning views no matter what time of year it is, The Backs is a beautiful, extended green space that will give you a real insight into the city and its history.

Jesus Green

Sitting right next to the beautiful Magdalene College, Jesus Green is a stunning, classic English park.

Jesus Green park in Cambridge, U.K

A great mix of canopy-covered walkways, open spaces and lovely, historic surroundings, Jesus Green is the place to go if you want to get a feel for Cambridge life. You’ll see students and professors cycling past, Magdalene College in the distance and, ultimately, feel like you’re a world away from the nearby city. Less than a ten-minute walk from hotels in central Cambridge, Jesus Green is the ideal place to retire to and relax.

Take the time to explore the park a little, and you’ll find a small café on-site and the Jubilee Gardens – which are worth making the trip for on their own.