CAMBRIDGE DAY TRIP

Cambridge is a beautiful, historic city and is a must see for all visitors to Great Britain. Fast trains to Cambridge from London Kings Cross are available with a journey time of 46 minutes and an off-peak day return ticket price just shy of £17 it is an easy day trip to make from London and we highly recommend it if you have time.

Cambridge is easily explored by foot as the centre of the city is relatively small.

PUNTING

A traditional activity on the River Cam

Punting on the River Cam is operated by Scudamore’s who offer both self-hire and a range of chauffered tour options. Punting is a unique and extremely beautiful way of seeing the city with views that are unparralelled by explore the city by foot alone.

Tickets for an adult on a guided tour are £19 at the kiosk or can be purchased online for £16 in advance. This is a leisurely option and allows you to sit back, relax and take in the views as well as learn some of the history of city from the expert guides. Tours generally last 45 minutes.

If you are feeling brave the self-hire option allows you to hire a boat seating up to six people and give punting a go. The self hire option costs £27.50 per hour and two hours is generally a good amount of time.

COLLEGES

The University of Cambridge is famous the world over and is comprised of several collages, most of which are open to the public.

There are many spectacular buildings to take in such as that at Corpus Christi College below. Other notable colleges that are worth a visit include Kings College, Peterhouse College, Pembroke College, St John’s College and Trinity College.

 

OTHER

There are many other things to see in Cambridge if you have time try to catch some of the other sights below:

King’s College Chapel – A beautiful 16th Century chapel- try to visit in the evening to catch an evensong service to watch the college choir sing.

Fitzwilliam Museum – A popular museum with several historical artefacts from across Europe and Eygpt all housed within an impressive building.