Cambridge

Euroventure city guide

Cambridge

Euroventure city guide

Everything you need to know about Cambridge

Quick facts

  • Location: Cambridge is a city in Cambridgeshire, England
  • Language: English
  • Population of city: 123,900
  • Nearest airport: London Stansted airport
  • Main train/bus station(s): Cambridge Railway Station
  • Best time to visit? Between May and September the temperatures will be warmer, however Cambridge is nice to visit all year round
  • Budget level? £££
  • Best for: Museums, Shopping, Parks,

Top Attractions

Cambridge University Colleges

As the home of one of the world’s most prestigious universities, no visit to Cambridge is complete without exploring the grounds of some of the world-renowned colleges. With 31 colleges in total, you could easily spend a day admiring the manicured gardens and exquisite architecture of the various libraries and great halls. Kings College is arguably the most famous and recognisable of the bunch. Admire the beautifully decorated King’s College Chapel,  the oldest building on the College site. Pembroke college and its stunning gardens are also well worth a visit, as is Trinity College which was once home to Sir Isaac Newton!

Punting

Punting is a popular pastime among both students and tourists to this university town. Take either a shared or private tour along the River Cam and relax as you pass ‘the backs’. From your punt, you’ll have a great view of St John’s College, Trinity College, Trinity Hall, Clare College, Kings’ and Queens’ Colleges. You’ll also pass under the Bridge of Sighs, rumoured to be Queen Victoria’s favourite spot in the city.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

The Botanic Gardens is home to over 8,000 plant species which are used for teaching and research by the University. With around 30 different sections, the garden is a beautiful place to explore on a sunny day. Don’t forget to check out the bee borders, the rose garden and the glass house.

Best Places To Go Out

Cambridge might be known for its prestigious teaching institutions and famous alumni, but it is also home to some varied and vibrant nightlife. Thanks to its student population, you’ll find a host of riverside pubs and quirky cocktail bars. Lola Lo’s, 90 Cocktail Bar and Pint Shop are among some of the favourites of visitors to the city.

 

Routes

A Selection of Trips and Tours that include Cambridge

UK Rail Holiday: 3 Weeks

From£1,109£998
0