Cambridge Tourism


by granitewordpress
31 May 2017 · 3 min read
Punting on river cam

If you are thinking of heading to Cambridge this summer then the chances are you’re focusing on two things; the different places to stay in Cambridge and the different things to do. As the summer months are fast approaching more and more people will begin to descend on the beautiful city and it isn’t hard to see why. There’s lots to do in Cambridge in the summer and it’s a great location for spending time outdoors.

To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 things to do this summer near The Tamburlaine Hotel, Cambridge.

1.    Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

Cambridge University’s Botanic Gardens are a popular summer spot. With 40 acres of gardens, glasshouses and greenery the gardens are filled with plants from all over the world. It’s a tranquil place to explore for keen gardeners and families alike.

2.    Check Out University of Cambridge’s Grounds

The University of Cambridge has over 30 colleges, which means there’s a lot of ground to explore. Many of the grounds surrounding the different colleges are open to the public and provide an insight into what one of the UK’s top Universities has to offer.

cambridge bridge

3.    Go Punting

Though punting is available all year round, it’s really in the summer that visitors will get the most out of the experience. Travel down the River Cam on a traditional punt and take in the scenery and weather.

4.    Cambridge’s Shakespeare Festival

Cambridge’s Shakespeare Festival runs from 10th July – 26th August 2017 and is held throughout the city. The festival puts on live performances of Shakespeare’s plays, each with impressive sets, Elizabethan music and period costumes.

5.    Have Picnics

Cambridge is home to a number of parks and outdoor spaces, meaning you’re never far away from the perfect picnic location. Find a picturesque location, embrace the sun and enjoy some of your favourite treats in the fresh air.

6.    Explore Local Shops and Boutiques

One of the best ways to see Cambridge is to take a wander down the narrow streets and explore the treasures that the local shops have to offer. There’re boutiques, market stalls and handmade crafts dotted throughout the city.

7.    Cambridge Folk Festival

The Cambridge Folk Festival runs from 27th – 30th July 2017 and is one of the longest running folk festivals in the world. It attracts thousands of people and there’s lots to see and do.



8.    Stay In A University of Cambridge Student Dorm

To really get an idea of what life is like for a Cambridge student, book to stay in one of the college rooms during the summer holidays. It’s a unique experience that allows you to embrace the historic rooms, have breakfast in the grand dining room and explore the grounds.

9.    Visit a Local Museum

Cambridge has a number of impressive museums that are worth checking out. With different exhibitions and displays, there’s something for everyone. Popular museums include Fitzwilliam Museum and the Museum of Cambridge.

10.    Get Into Boating

The River Cam runs right the way through the city of Cambridge and this is where many visitors take the opportunity to try something new. Canoeing, rowing, angling and sailing all take place on the river and there’s no better time than when the sun is shining in the summer.

As you can see, there are a lot of things to do near The Tamburlaine Hotel in Cambridge. Even if you book into one of the many other places to stay in Cambridge, you’ll never be too far from the action.