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Things to do and see in Cambridge

Cambridge is a truly magical place to visit - You’ll be mesmerised by the stunning
architecture and become immersed in the rich history this city has to offer.

1. Punting


When asked what must you do on a day in Cambridge, the first thing that pops to mind is Punting, of course! Enjoy a private or shared tour of Cambridge and it’s Colleges, steeped with information and history provided by your Chauffeur. See the 7 Riparian University Colleges as well as other stunning sights including The Bridge of Sighs, Kings College Chapel & The Mathematical Bridge to name a few - all to be enjoyed whilst gliding along the River Cam in style.Truly a perfect, not-to-be-missed experience for all, whether it be a family adventure, a day with friends or even special occasions. 
Why not take a look at Lets Go Punting, offering 50-minute tours.
Prices:
Vary depending on preference. See booking page for full details: https://www.letsgopunting.co.uk/quick-book#tickets

Opening Times:
Monday - Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm

Address:
Depart from:
La Mimosa Landing Stage
CB5 8AQ
Contact:
01223 651659 - Call for bespoke bookings
info@letsgopunting.co.uk
www.letsgopunting.co.uk

2. Fitzwilliam Museum

Known to be one of the most iconic buildings in Cambridge’s cityscape, the Museum itself is a wonder to be marvelled alone. The Fitzwilliam Museum is credited as one of the most impressive regional museums in Europe boasting over half a million breathtaking artworks dating as far back as 2500 BC. You will find the works of some of the most remarkable, well know pieces of art from the likes of Constable, Monet & Picasso to name but a few. There are regular exhibitions and display’s and at times, those specifically for children too - Be sure to check the ‘What’s on’ section on the website so you can plan your visit because these are free and not to be missed!
Prices:
Free Admission to the Museum and it's collections & exhibitions. However, visitors donations help keep the galleries open and are very appreciated.

Opening Times:
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday & Bank Holiday’s 12pm -5pm

Address:
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
CB2 1RB

Contact:
Various contact numbers & email address’ can be found online:
http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

3. Official guided tour: Kings College & Backs

Cambridge is beautiful to be explored on foot. If you want to experience the best Cambridge City centre has to offer, why not book onto this two-hour guided tour and meander through the picturesque cobbled streets and soak up all the history that lives there. Wouldn’t it be great to boast you walked past Cavendish Laboratory..the place where DNA was discovered! Included in this tour is an entry to Kings College and the Chapel. This really will be a walk to remember.
Prices:
Adults £23, Students £20, Children under 12 £10, Seniors (Over 60) £20

Opening Times:
Please check booking form for available dates & times: https://booking.visitcambridge.org/tours

Address:
Meeting Point:
Visitor Information Centre
Peas Hill
Cambridge
CB2 3AD

Contact:
01223 791550
tours@visitcambridge.org

4. Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

Even if you aren’t a gardener, you will want to experience the sheer beauty and variety that the Botanic Garden has to offer. Open since 1846, this is one of Cambridge's crown jewels. You’ll find an oasis of gardens and glasshouses located on a Grade II registered heritage landscape. There are all-year-round events on, a huge portion of which can be enjoyed with the whole family so be sure to check the ‘What’s on’ calendar prior to your visit. With a Café and Garden shop on site, you can really make a day of it and get back to enjoying nature in all its glory. Unfortunately, four-legged friends, excluding guide & assistance dogs are not permitted in the Botanic Garden.
Prices:
Adults £5.00, Concession (Over 65 or Students) £4.95, Children 0-16 Free,
Student at Cambridge University Free, Essential Carer for Disabled Visitor Free.

Opening Times:
Seasonal times vary, see website for full details: http://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/Botanic/Page.aspxp=27&ix=2762&pid=2717&prcid=4&ppid=2717

Address:
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
1 Brookside
Cambridge
CB2 1JE

Contact:
01223 336265
enquiries@botanic.cam.ac.uk
http://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/Botanic/Home.aspx

5. Church of the Holy Sepulchre, The Round Church

Did you know there are only four round Churches in England? Well, you do now and this is one of them! With architecture dating back to the 12th century, this is Cambridge’s second oldest and one of it’s most treasured landmarks. Visited by Queen Victoria & The Dalai Lama, you’ll be in great company for those who would have seen the Round Church. Whilst there you’ll be able to enjoy learning the history of the Church and also on Cambridge as a whole. The church is run by the charity, Christian Heritage who have been providing highly acclaimed walking tours of Cambridge for nearly 20 years now. Check their website for upcoming tours.
Prices:
General £3.50, Groups of 10+ £2.50 each, Students £1, Cambridge City residents,
University of Cambridge & Anglia Ruskin Students, Under 12’s Free

Opening Times:
Monday 2pm - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday 10am- 5pm, Sunday 1.30pm - 4pm

Address:
The Round Church
Bridge Street
Cambridge
CB2 1UB

Food & Drink

Cambridge really does boast variety when it comes to dining. You’ll find Michelin Starred restaurants, cosy pubs, family-friendly spots and swanky bars all within the city centre. One thing is for sure, you certainly have plenty of choices!

1.The Eagle

Although it may be a great place to eat after a busy day sightseeing, there’s more
historical significance to this pub then you might think..Frequented by Francis Crick & James Watson in 1953, this is the place they announced their discovery of “The secret of life” - the discovery of DNA. A great place to dine with the whole family with great offers too.

Address:
8 Benet Street
Cambridge
CB2 3QN
01223 505020
http://www.eagle-cambridge.co.uk

2.Fitzbillies

Don’t leave Cambridge without sampling some delectable treats from this cake shop. Made famous for it’s sticky Chelsea Buns, made and sold on the premises since 1921 no trip is complete without a visit. On a Thursday, Friday & Saturday evening it transforms into a restaurant which has received absolute rave reviews from the public and national press alike. Booking is advised for evening sittings.
51-52 Trumpington Street
Address:
Cambridge
CB2 1RG
01223 352500
http://www.fitzbillies.com

3.SIX

If you’re looking for a ‘wow’ factor dining experience, head to the top floor of The Varsity Hotel and witness breathtaking 360° panoramic views of the Cambridge skyline. The brasserie is relaxed and informal so you can feel comfortable and enjoy with the kids too.
Address: 
The Varsity Hotel & Spa
Thompsons Lane
Cambridge
CB5 8AQ
01223 308030
http://www.sixcambridge.co.uk

4.Millworks

Cambridge is an architects dream - Every nook and cranny reveals a new delight and this brasserie is no exception. Formally a Cambridge Mill, this is a really interesting place to dine. They have a great kids menu as a dedicated Gluten-free menu too.
Address:
The Watermill
Newnham Road
Cambridge
CB3 9EY

5. Hidden Rooms

Not to be mistaken for a nightclub, Hidden Rooms is a delightful place for drinks located in the heart of Cambridge. If you’re a fan of Cocktails you need to head here to sample some of their delights on offer. Boasting a live music act each week, this is definitely the place to go for something a little different - Ideal for date night, special occasions and group outings.
Address:
7b Jesus Lane
Cambridge
CB5 8BA
01223 514777
http://www.hiddenroomsonline.com
01223 367507

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