Cambridge for a Spring Day Out
Cambridge is known all over the world for its colleges and scholars. It’s true to say that both have had a strong influence on how this fen-land city has evolved through the centuries. Cambridge lies to the west of here, about a 50 minute drive. Another option is to take the train from nearby Thurston.
A City to Stroll Around
Many of the city streets are pedestrianised and the historic centre has many small lanes and alleyways. Look out for some great architecture, and not just the colleges. Seek out the Bridge of Sighs and Mathematical Bridge crossing the Cam. Kings Parade features some fine buildings, and for contrast wander round to The Backs. For insights on the go, why not try one of the many walking tours on offer – see TripAdvisor for details.
Cambridge Welcomes Visitors
Cambridge caters for tourists very well, with a park-and-ride just off the A14. The buildings are free to see from the outside and at the Fitzwilliam Museum it’s free to enter too. A number of the colleges and chapels also open to the public at certain times. We recommend planning ahead if you have a specific site in mind.
Cambridge Whatever the Weather
Whenever you choose to visit you won’t be disappointed. We last visited in February taking in the Botanic Gardens which feature a ‘winter colour’ garden. We followed that up with some inside culture at Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery – very inspiring! On warm summer evenings people flock to the Cam with it’s riverside pubs and of course, punting.
Whenever you’re staying with us, Cambridge makes for an attractive visit.