Scattered in amongst Cambridge’s cobbled streets, historical buildings and University colleges are a number of beautiful parks and public gardens. Taking time to explore some of Cambridge’s gorgeous outdoor spaces can be a relaxing part of any trip to the city and it’s the ideal way to unwind amongst tranquillity.
Though there are a number of parks in the area, the following four suggestions really stand out as being some of the most beautiful green spaces in the city. Whether you’re in town for a business or leisure trip, we highly recommend you make time to visit one of these four standout city parks near the Tamburlaine Hotel.
Cambridge University Botanic Gardens
Cambridge University Botanic Gardens will have you forgetting you’re even in a city from the moment you enter. Located not too far from The Tamburlaine Hotel, the gardens are home to a host of very impressive open spaces, abundance of greenery, flowers, wildlife, glasshouses and walks. The Botanic Gardens are popular among keen gardeners, families and those who simply want to appreciate the beauty of nature. This is one of the city’s most visited gardens and well worth an hour or two of your time, especially if you visit in the spring or summer months.
The Backs is an area of landscaped greenery behind the University of Cambridge’s colleges, alongside the River Cam. Here, visitors can expect to see great views of the college buildings, beautiful scenery and punts travelling up and down the river. A visit to The Backs is the ideal way to combine a trip to admire the college’s stunning architecture with a little bit of nature.
Many visitors to Cambridge want to stay in one of the hotels near Cambridge stations to ensure they can head out of the city to unwind easily, but with Sheep’s Green you needn’t travel far at all. Sheep’s Green is located near to a number of the city’s main tourist areas and is ideal for relaxing and taking a break from city life. With vast open spaces, paths, picnic areas and a play area there’s something for the whole family.
Jesus Green’s large open space means it rarely feels busy, despite being a popular park in the city. Families, locals and people on their lunch break can be found here all year round and it’s central location means it is easy to access from anywhere in the city. Jesus Green is also home to one of the city’s biggest pools – perfect for an outdoor swim in the sun.
As you can see, there are a range of parks and gardens in Cambridge that are well worth checking out. Whether you’re in the mood for a relaxing stroll, a dip in an outdoor pool or want to marvel at beautiful flowers you won’t have to travel too far. Parks and gardens in Cambridge are located throughout the city and many are within walking distance from the main areas.