Things to do Near the Cambridge University Botanic Garden

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The Cambridge University Botanic Garden is an impressive open space with an array of plants, greenhouses and horticultural things to see and admire right in the heart of the city. This makes it extremely popular for tourists visiting Cambridge – both those who are keen nature lovers and gardeners as well as those who simply enjoy spending time outdoors.

Botanic garden in Cambridge, England
Botanic Garden Cambridge, England

Though many visitors to Cambridge opt to spend an entire day exploring what the University Botanic Garden has to offer, others combine it with additional attractions for a full day of city exploration. Thanks to its central location, the Cambridge University Botanic Garden is within walking distance of a number of other famous sights in the city. Here are some of our top recommendations for enjoyable things to do and see nearby:

Visit The Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, UK
Close up of The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, UK

The Fitzwilliam Museum is a continually popular spot for those staying at our hotels in central Cambridge. With a vast collect of art, artefacts and ceramics on display it offers a fascinating insight into times passed. Plus, it’s part of the well known campus of the University of Cambridge.

Check Out Cambridge University Colleges

Most people who stay at The Tamburlaine Hotel Cambridge do so because they want a central base to get out to explore the best of what the city has to offer. No trip to Cambridge is complete without checking out the various University Colleges in and around the city. There are 31 different colleges to choose from, many of which are completely open to the public. They offer impressive history, architecture and an insight into academic life.

Visit King’s College Chapel

King’s College Chapel
The Chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England. Built by Henry VI.

King’s College Chapel is one of the top tourist sights to visit and explore in Cambridge, making it a popular attraction for those staying at The Tamburlaine Hotel Cambridge. The chapel itself is a Grade I listed building from the 19th century. Visitors can explore the chapel, listen to the choir and attend a service in this stunning religious centre.

Punt Down The River Cam

Cambridge is known for its punting, so it’s a great idea to take the time to experience this quintessential activity for yourself during your trip. When you stay at our hotels in central Cambridge, you won’t ever be too far from a punting location and many of them are close by to the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. There are a range of different punting options available for all budgets and time frames and it’s suitable for all ages.

Wander To Sheep’s Green

When you’re finished at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, you may want to visit Sheep’s Green nearby. Sheep’s Green is a wide open space a short walk from the garden, offering visitors a place to unwind and relax while catching a breath of fresh air and reflecting on all the activities you’ve enjoyed so far. Though it isn’t quite as impressive as the Botanic Garden, it is ideal for picnics, long walks and escaping the busy city.

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